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Internet of Things – Selected Reading

IoTThis page is a collection of links to articles on topics within the Internet of Things / Internet of Everything.  The page is divided into sub-topics so you can find things you’re interested in quickly and skip the topics that aren’t relevant to you.  If you find an article or paper that you think should be on this page, please leave a comment and I will add the link if I think it fits within the theme.

[Last Update; April 17, 2015]

Featured Article of the Week:

Keeping Your Car Safe from the Bad Guys – the Cavalry is Here
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/hackers-connected-car,news-20723.html

IoT General

  1. A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things
    http://recode.net/2015/01/15/a-beginners-guide-to-understanding-the-internet-of-things/
  2. Is the Internet of Things Strategic to the Enterprise
    http://www.zdnet.com/is-the-internet-of-things-strategic-to-the-enterprise-7000030068/ – lots of thoughts on network effect, few winners in each market, enterprise vs. consumer IoT
  3. Thingful – Search Engine for the Internet of Things
    https://thingful.net/
  4. 3 Hurdles Standing in the Way of the Internet of Things
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2015/01/02/3-hurdles-standing-in-the-way-of-the-internet-of-things-2/?sf7159399=1
  5. New Business Models for Making the IoT Real (Entitlement, Licensing)
    http://www.cio.com/article/2882629/internet/iot-revolution-hinges-on-licensing-entitlement-management.html
  6. Over 1B IoT Devices in Enterprises
    http://recode.net/2015/02/23/more-than-a-billion-enterprise-devices-are-on-the-internet-of-things/
  7. Start Small, Think Big: State of The IoT 2015 – Verizon Business
    http://www.verizonenterprise.com/state-of-the-market-internet-of-things/
  8. The 12 Most Powerful IoT Companies (a subjective list of mostly big companies)
    http://www.networkworld.com/article/2287045/wireless/153629-10-most-powerful-Internet-of-Things-companies.html

 

IoT Standards Groups

Internet of Things Standards Groups

“The nice things about standards is there are so many to choose from.” – Andy Tanenbaum

Group Sponsor Org/Company Key Members
AllSeen Alliance Linux Foundation Sony, Microsoft, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Sharp, Haier, Qualcomm Connected Experiences (AllJoyn)
HomeKit Apple TBD…
Industrial Internet Consortium AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel ABB, Blackberry, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, Huawei, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Samsung, SAP, Siemens, Symantec, TIA, Toshiba, Toyota, Tyco, UL, …
Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) Intel, Dell, Samsung Cisco, Acer, Mediatek, SmartThings (Samsung), GE Software,
Thread Nest / Google ARM, Samsung, Freescale, Google/Nest, Silicon Labs, Tyco, UL, Whirlpool, Yale

 

AllSeen Alliance

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2488185/internet/open-source-challenges-a-proprietary-internet-of-things.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2601220/sony-joins-allseen-alliance-to-push-for-common-ground-in-iot.html

HomeKit

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27318413/apple-homekit-review-smart-way-control-home-automation

Industrial Internet Consortium

http://www.iiconsortium.org/news/index.htm

Open Interconnect Consortium

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2691432/cisco-acer-others-join-intelbacked-iot-standards-group.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2451740/samsung-intel-dell-team-on-iot-connectivity-standards.html

http://www.eweek.com/networking/cisco-acer-mediatek-join-intel-dell-on-iot-standards-group.html

Thread Group

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2690952/googlebacked-thread-group-opens-membership-wades-into-home-iot-marsh.html

 

Non-Technical / Policy Issues

  1. Obsolescence and the IoT
    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-internet-of-things-will-create-a-mountain-of-obsolete-junk-2015-1
  2. Where Will the Critical Infrastructure Industry Find People to Deploy, Operate and Troubleshoot Their Systems (Education)
    https://securityledger.com/2014/11/iot-security-the-next-generation-matters-now/
  3. The Importance of Effective Information Sharing
    http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2015/01/29/info-sharing-testimony/

General Security

  1. http://www.itnews.com/hardware-systems/78109/internet-things-likely-drive-upheaval-security
  2. http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/internet-of-things-whats-holding-us-back/d/d-id/1235043?print=yes
  3. http://www.networkworld.com/article/2364441/better-messaging-means-security-can-grow-with-iot.html (thing-to-thing security, Object Management Group, DDS protocol w/security)
  4. http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/developers-discuss-iot-security-and-platforms-trends
  5. http://gigaom.com/2014/06/19/darpa-without-better-security-the-internet-of-things-will-be-messy/
  6. http://www.cio.com/article/2462407/mobile-security/the-internet-of-things-brings-far-reaching-security-threats.html
  7. http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html?m=1 (Troy Hunt’s overview of the bash bug that impacts not just web sites but many home and industrial “Things” due to the use of Linux and its default shell, bash.)
  8. http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/06/rethinking-security-for-the-in/
  9. http://www.itnews.com/internet/75293/open-source-challenges-proprietary-internet-things
  10. Security Protocols in Constrained Environments – http://www.slideshare.net/cpswan/security-protocols-in-constrained-environments
  11. Security – are we already too late?
    https://gigaom.com/2015/01/10/iot-has-finally-hit-the-mainstream-now-what/
  12. Hacked Home Routers used for DDoS-as-a-service
    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/01/lizard-stresser-runs-on-hacked-home-routers/
  13. Visibility is critical to securing the IoT
    https://securityledger.com/2014/12/internet-of-things-demands-visibility-driven-security/
  14. HBR – Security in the Internet of Things
    https://hbr.org/2013/06/cyber-security-in-the-internet/
  15. Security Ledger: The Enduring Terribleness of Home Router Security
    https://securityledger.com/2015/01/the-enduring-terribleness-of-home-router-security-matters-to-iot/
  16. Security is a Must for the Internet of Things – U.S. FTC Commissioner
    http://recode.net/2015/01/27/security-is-a-must-for-the-internet-of-things/
  17. Network Segmentation is Critical for Internet of Things
    https://securityledger.com/2015/01/why-network-segmentation-is-imperative-on-the-internet-of-things/
  18. World Economic Forum – Cisco – Security, IoE and Trust
    https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/01/companies-fighting-cyber-crime/
  19. Grow Up and Do Something – We Can’t Help You if You Don’t Help Yourself
    http://blogs.gartner.com/earl-perkins/2015/01/02/getting-cybersecurity-to-work-isnt-going-to-work-without-doing-the-work/

 

Industrial Internet / Operational Things (Power / Water / Aircraft / Manufacturing /…)

  1. http://www.cnbc.com/id/101599574  (A $15 trillion dream of GE-Silicon Valley hybrid)
  2. http://gigaom.com/2014/04/22/are-we-nearing-the-dropbox-moment-for-the-internet-of-things/ (Internet of Things show)
  3. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140520161156-4444200-what-s-wrong-with-the-internet-of-things
  4. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527356/business-adapts-to-a-new-style-of-computer/ (MIT Technology Review)
  5. Low-power networks for the IoT (LPWAN, LoRaWAN)
    http://www.networkworld.com/article/2867473/these-iot-networks-are-unapologetically-slow.html
  6. IoT for the Farm – sensors as simple as a light bulb
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertvamosi/2015/02/05/farm-bred-iot-technology-goes-industrial/2/
  7. ARM, Freescale and IBM Partner on Platform for IoT
    https://gigaom.com/2015/02/23/arm-freescale-and-ibm-offer-a-platform-for-industrial-iot/
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31584546
  8. HP IoT Platform Targets Utilities – Smart Meters
    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2889254/hp-preps-iot-wares-to-tame-energy-beasts-like-runaway-air-conditioners.html?linkId=12576186
  9. Tempered Networks Secures Critical Infrastructure https://gigaom.com/2015/03/03/tempered-networks-wants-to-secure-critical-infrastructure-so-hacks-dont-lead-to-sewage-spills/
  10. Era 4.0: The Scary Age of Automated Networks.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/04/01/era-4-0-the-scary-age-of-automated-networks/

 

Connected Cars

  1. Hack a Car
    http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/01/technology/security/car-hack/
  2. Auto Makers Need to Embrace Security and Software Patching
    http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/mobile-wireless/3532631/car-industrys-biggest-problem-is-moving-from-hardware-to-software/
  3. Tesla Invites Hackers
    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/08/telsa-invites-hackers-for-a-spin/
  4. Progressive Insurance Dongle implements no Security
    http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/security-mia-in-car-insurance-dongle/d/d-id/1318644?
  5. Hacking a car from 3,000 miles (6,600 km) away (video)
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/I-Team_-Hackers-Can-Take-Control-of-Cars-From-3_000-Miles-Away_New-York-291355421.html
  6. Car Hacked on ’60 Minutes’
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/car-hacked-on-60-minutes/
  7. I Am The Cavalry – Five Star Automotive Cyber Security Framework
    https://www.iamthecavalry.org/domains/automotive/
  8. Keeping Your Car Safe from the Bad Guys – the Cavalry is Here
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/hackers-connected-car,news-20723.html

 

Connected Home

  1. http://www.networkworld.com/research/2014/060214-beware-the-next-circle-of-282114.html (Unpatchable devices)
  2. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/05/27/article-may-scare-you-away-from-internet-of-things/ (hacking cameras)
  3. http://gigaom.com/2014/06/09/the-internet-of-things-isnt-about-things-its-about-cheap-data/ (about access to cheap data)
  4. http://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-nightmare-on-connected-home-street/
  5. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-to-use-your-cat-to-hack-your-neighbors-wi-fi/
  6. Influences for Smart Home/IoT, Privacy
    http://www.nxp.com/news/press-releases/2014/12/71-percent-of-home-internet-of-things-purchases-are-influenced-by-word-of-mouth-or-in-store-referrals-privacy-cited-as-major-concern.html
  7. An Internet of Treacherous Things
    http://www.technologyreview.com/news/534196/an-internet-of-treacherous-things/
  8. When it Comes to Smart Home Security, Cameras are the Worst
    https://gigaom.com/2015/02/11/when-it-comes-to-smart-home-security-cameras-are-the-worst/
  9. A Lightbulb DoS’d My Smart House
    http://fusion.net/story/55026/this-guys-light-bulb-ddosed-his-entire-smart-house/
  10. The Nightmare on Connected Home Street
    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-nightmare-on-connected-home-street/
  11. Google Patent – Home Security Ratings and Neighborhood Networks
    http://www.techhive.com/article/2895388/google-s-smart-home-plans-include-neighborhood-security-networks-and-security-ratings-for-homes.html
  12. How to Keep Your Smart Home Safe
    https://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002792.html

 

Development Challenges (People / Software / Tools)

  1. http://www.eweek.com/security/internet-of-things-to-increase-shortage-of-security-professionals.html
  2. http://www.wired.com/2014/06/contiki (Contiki – small footprint OS for IoT devices)
  3. http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/opening_up_open_data_an_interview_with_tim_o_reilly
  4. http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/high_tech_telecoms_internet/ten_it-enabled_business_trends_for_the_decade_ahead
  5. http://gigaom.com/2014/06/19/despite-major-growth-the-internet-of-things-is-still-the-wild-west/
  6. http://innovationinsights.wired.com/insights/2014/07/7-reasons-internet-things-doomed/
  7. http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/other/4435360/The-IoT-is-turning-software-development-upside-down (Developers need to look beyond the requirements for IoT software to find the Aha! ideas that will make Things really valuable, not just incremental)
  8. Who pays for bad code?
    http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/11/bad-code-the-whole-series/
  9. What the Internet of Things Means to Business App Developers
    http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/06/what-the-internet-of-things-means-for-business-app-developers/
  10. Wolfram Data Store for IoT
    https://gigaom.com/2015/03/04/stephan-wolfram-writes-nifty-iot-data-store-for-his-nifty-software-stack/
  11. Our Brains Shut Down When We See Security Prompts
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/mris-show-our-brains-shutting-down-when-we-see-security-prompts/

Privacy

  1. Privacy policies for Smart TVs – caveat emptor
    http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/im-terrified-my-new-tv-why-im-scared-turn-thing
  2. Data Privacy in IoT isn’t Dead – Just Different
    https://gigaom.com/2015/01/12/data-privacy-isnt-dead-with-the-internet-of-things-just-different/
  3. 2015 CES presentation by US FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on IoT and Privacy
    http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/617191/150106cesspeech.pdf
  4. Who should own your data?  You should!  Don’t let your data end up in the Hotel California… (too late)
    http://readwrite.com/2015/01/23/internet-of-things-data-privacy-hotel-california
  5. IoT, the Home and the Changing Supply Chain – Who Will Deliver Value?
    http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2015/1/11/home-and-the-mobile-supply-chain
  6. The Intimacy of Things – At what layer do you build privacy into Things?
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2015/02/the-intimacy-of-things.html
  7. Welcome to Privacy Hell – Otherwise Known as the Internet of Things
    http://m.fastcompany.com/3044046/tech-forecast/welcome-to-privacy-hell-otherwise-known-as-the-internet-of-things#

IoT Companies

  1. http://practicalanalytics.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/the-sand-hill-iot-50-needle-movers/

IoT Careers / Jobs

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/careers-in-tech-the-internet-of-things-9865893.html

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