Software updates in embedded systems is an often neglected feature, and yet it is crucial to the success of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this whitepaper, we will look at the issues surrounding software updates and outline some of the things to consider when implementing an update mechanism.
This paper addresses security threats when designing internet connected devices and how software updated remotely if implemented poorly can provide additional attack vectors to already existing device vulnerabilities.
This whitepaper is intended for the IoT ecosystem contributors in need of an OTA software solution in their products. With the proliferation of embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of industry verticals, support for remote software updates is inevitable for effective operations.
Smart devices depend on a secure and effective way to update firmware and software over-the-air (OTA). When it is done correctly, products scale effectively and cost-effectively to the magnitude of millions meeting both internal and external security requirements, while keeping customers happy.
This whitepaper discusses key industry challenges with IoT scalability for management and deployment of connected devices, and provides an insight into what constitutes a scalable solution using Mender.
This paper addresses the challenges faced when organizations consider developing a software update solution internally. It will look at some of the risks and associated costs and we will cover the specific requirements under four broad categories often overlooked in a homegrown over-the-air (OTA) solution.