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Episode 63

We all know, whether from experience or just intuitively, that bolting security on an IoT product after much of the development has been completed is a total rookie mistake, and a recipe for disaster. Yet this still happens. By crowdfunded startups who don’t mention security in their videos, to internal teams in larger enterprises who also emphasise the bling in order to get their project greenlit from within.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Chris Romeo about the Security Development Lifecycle, the polar opposite to the bolt-on, that’s been successfully used in IT security for years ...


Until recently we could perform Internet of Things computations in four general areas: We could compute in an external cloud, which means on one or more servers in a data center somewhere remote. We could compute “on prem”, which means on one or more servers in the enterprises’ local network. We could compute in the fog, which means on a gateway in the OT (Operational Technology) network or on a router or switch or some other network node in the IT (Information Technology) network. Or we could compute within in the IoT device or product, which means on an on-board embedded device.
Watch this video (or read this transcript) to see Jurgo Preden discuss the state of the art in Mist computing ...




Episode 62

Repeat this mantra: Privacy by Design, Privacy by Design. Although, Security by Design is a best practice followed by IoT companies in the know, its business counterpart, related to risk, isn’t chanted nearly as often as it should be. Privacy by Design should be repeated with every second breath. In this episode of the IoT Business Show
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Paul Plofchan about Privacy by Design and other privacy best practices ...




Episode 60

What’s the IQ of your city? There are a few ways to raise it to become a smart city. The bottom-up approach starts with a few IoT pilots to see what sticks and what the operational implications are. The top-down approach looks at the city as a platform providing interconnectivity.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Miguel Gamino, San Francisco’s CIO, about his approach to make his city the smartest of them all ...


Traditional System Integrators (SIs) are setting their sights on integrating the systems of the Internet of Things. And why not; due to networking inoperability and the immature state of IoT platforms and their corresponding ecosystems, for the foreseeable future most enterprises deploying IoT are going to need a helping hand.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) video to see Jayraj Nair discuss the ins and outs of working with a System Integrator (SI) on your Internet of Things project ...




Episode 56

Black hat, white hat… gray hat? What does it all mean? In this context, the different colored hats refer to the different approaches to testing the cyber security of your IT, or in our case, IoT infrastructure.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Paul Jauregui about pen testing and other things you need to know about when working with an external security assessment firm ...




Episode 55

Smart products are roughly 10x the cost of dumb or regular products and that’s a problem. It’s for good reason though, to make these products smart requires a lot of tech and infrastructure that needs to be paid for somehow. This will only be solved by new business models and not the types of business models we’re used to in enterprise IoT.
Listen to this analysis episode with Bruce Sinclair where he discusses the issues of pricing smart products and new business models that can help ...




Episode 54

IoT consumer products are more expensive than their traditional counterparts, often by order of magnitude. Not good but makes sense - the tech needs to be financed. But however innovative the products are, higher pricing will cause a headwind. Part of the problem is consumer IoT products are still being sold with traditional product business models.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Nate Williams about the opportunity to innovate consumer IoT business models ...