There is - but since update in basically an automated process, we have essentially embedded a password into the code - a very bad practice. It is encrypted and known to only a few in our organization, but still it is probably vulnerable to being hacked if somebody were to work at it hard enough. We are planning to change to a dynamically generated key that will be provided via a newwork connection back to our central service organization - but we don't have that infrastructure quote ready yet.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.