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Battling Security Breaches with IoT Testing
The rapid development of IoT has created a necessity for product testing, and it is crucial to identify and fix security breaches before they occur.
FREMONT, CA: Many obstacles need to be dealt with while designing and developing the new products, especially electronics, and when it involves the Internet of Things (IoT), stakes are higher. It stretches way beyond regulatory and technical limitations by including users of the products.
A survey conducted by Blackberry recently revealed that 80 percent of consumers lack trust in their IoT devices when it comes to keeping data safe. The study focuses on the collection and transmission of data from all IoT devices. With the risks established, the IoT market is expected to double by 2021, amassing billions in revenue. It is crucial to weigh out the challenges and pitfalls before deciding the next step towards IoT development.
In a fast-moving and highly competitive landscape like the present, testing in the earlier stages regularly is the best way to handle and detect any potential problems in the pipeline as soon as possible. In the case of IoT platforms, with continuous integration occurring, the incorporation of it at proper stages of testing that functions parallel to active development.
The devices must be appropriately tested and classified before they ship out to store shelves or customers. The security is paramount, and re-testing after every software update is crucial.
A factor that makes matters much worse is the testing of disparate systems, which often requires possession of hardware at hand, causing a gap in optimization and compatibility. The singular way to deal with the phenomenon is to strengthen the user testing group that comprises of various devices and platforms. The need for an active connection and offline functionality, Rigorous testing is carried out to check if the impact of a dropped connection is minimal. An IoT sensor sends local alerts and notifications even with no connection to a cloud system or remote server. Again, consistent and early tests are essential to make sure these necessities are met.
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