Linear Tech: Getting Security Right in Wireless Sensor Networks

October 03, 2016 // By K. Pister and J Simon
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are critical to extending the reach of the Internet infrastructure to everything. WSNs are already in use in critical monitoring and control applications around the planet. Any loss of security in these systems may have real and direct consequences on efficiency and safety. Surprisingly, many products on the market do not embrace even the most basic concepts of system security, and many other products with well-intended security fall short of the mark. We document here some of the common mistakes, and their well-known solutions.
security, wireless sensor networks, WSN