Why not homegrown over-the-air update capabilities?

According to Gartner, there will be almost 3 billion new internet-connected devices in 2018. Unfortunately, most of these devices lack basic security features, making them susceptible to hacking and being compromised. A few days ago, California took the first steps in making connected devices more secure with its “SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices” bill. This is a step in the right direction.

One basic security feature for connected devices is the ability to remotely and over the air (OTA) do firmware and software updates to patch security vulnerabilities. In a recent article on TechTarget, our own Thomas Ryd explains the main reasons why, if you are about to develop a homegrown OTA, you should stop doing it, and if you already have a homegrown OTA, why you should consider moving away from it for your next-generation products. Here are some of the hidden costs of homegrown updaters.

Read the whole TechTarget article.

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