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M2M And The Internet Of Things

Semiconductor Engineering, By Ernest Worthman


Securing the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) is a bit like herding cats. There are so many elements that will make up the IoT/E, it may seem an insurmountable objective to corral them all into a single stable. By some accounts, we’re on our way toward 200 billion Internet-connected machines by 2020, according to IDC. Soon we will live in a world where automated machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions will outnumber traditional human-to-computer transactions by an order of magnitude.


In previous articles, we have discussed things such as code vulnerabilities, securing wireless interconnect and securing the objects of the IoT/E. In this installment, we’ll will take a look at how machine-to-machine (M2M) objects will integrate into the IoT/E and what unique security issues they have. Read more.