state of the art for encryption depends on the application and the needed security of the data. Financial and health records, at least in the US for example, have defined minimum standards for encryption as established by financial houses or IRS for financial and FDA for medical.
@huntwork - it seems to me that a thing within the IoT connects with the internet only to provide information about itself. I would contrast that with how I perceive Internet nodes, which are more interactive.
@cghaba - Interesting concept of licensing the network. Depends on the "internet" you are tapping into. All apps that I am workiing on, you are defining the captive "internet" and don't have users joining. BUT - there is the possibility of that happening. An example would be a fitness coach and monitor device (or app for your smartphone) that ties into your gym's network. The app is free and the sensors come "free" if you subscribe to the gym's network... Hmmm...
?? So conceptually what is the difference between a thing within the IoT and a node on the actual Internet? Transmission of IoT telemetry through the Internet removes the localization/isolation aspect. So is the definition of an IoT member more of a passive node and an Internet member an active participant, or am I trying to draw a distinction that isn't necessary? Is the IoT (or in extension the InternetS of things) just a logicgal sub-group(s) within the Internet?
@garysxt - I think most of the unique standards in IoT will be somewhere between "open" and ZigBee, much like current IEEE and ISO, ANSI, etc. You pay for the standard info but no licensing-type fees like ZigBee
Anova is developing laser linking for long-distance point-to-point that might have applicability in Very Large Area networking. Each nodal cluster may be linked in real time, low latency through laser linkages.
If IoT is defined as anything that contains tag (ID), how about RFID tag that is not read from reader yet? They are not in the internet yet. But potential to be in the internet. Should we call this unread tags as IoT?
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