The IoT Architect's Guide to Attainable Security and Privacy  book cover
1st Edition

The IoT Architect's Guide to Attainable Security and Privacy

  • Available for pre-order on February 7, 2023. Item will ship after February 28, 2023
ISBN 9781032475233
February 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Auerbach Publications
330 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $54.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

This book describes how to architect and design Internet of Things (loT) solutions that provide end-to-end security and privacy at scale. It is unique in its detailed coverage of threat analysis, protocol analysis, secure design principles, intelligent loT's impact on privacy, and the effect of usability on security. The book also unveils the impact of digital currency and the dark web on the loT-security economy. It's both informative and entertaining.

"Filled with practical and relevant examples based on years of experience ... with lively discussions and storytelling related to loT security design flaws and architectural issues."— Dr. James F. Ransome, Senior Director of Security Development Lifecycle (SOL) Engineering, Intel

'There is an absolute treasure trove of information within this book that will benefit anyone, not just the engineering community. This book has earned a permanent spot on my office bookshelf."— Erv Comer, Fellow of Engineering, Office of Chief Architect Zebra Technologies

'The importance of this work goes well beyond the engineer and architect. The IoT Architect's Guide to Attainable Security & Privacy is a crucial resource for every executive who delivers connected products to the market or uses connected products to run their business."— Kurt Lee, VP Sales and Strategic Alliances at PWNIE Express

"If we collectively fail to follow the advice described here regarding loT security and Privacy, we will continue to add to our mounting pile of exploitable computing devices. The attackers are having a field day. Read this book, now."— Brook S.E. Schoenfield, Director of Advisory Services at IOActive, previously Master Security Architect at McAfee, and author of Securing Systems

Table of Contents



Foreword by Dr. James Ransome

Foreword by Erv Comer



About the Authors

Part One

Chapter 1 How We Got Here

Damilare Fagbemi, Dave Wheeler, and JC Wheeler

Chapter 2 The IoT Castle and Its Many Gates

Damilare Fagbemi and Dave Wheeler

Chapter 3 The IoT Security Economy

Damilare Fagbemi and Dave Wheeler

Part Two

Chapter 4 Architecting IoT Systems That Scale Securely

Dave Wheeler

Chapter 5 Security Architecture for Real IoT Systems

Dave Wheeler

Chapter 6 Securing the IoT Cloud

Damilare Fagbemi

Chapter 7 Securely Connecting the Unconnected

Dave Wheeler

Chapter 8 Privacy, Pirates, and the Tale of a Smart City

JC Wheeler

Chapter 9 Privacy Controls in an Age of Ultra-Connectedness

Dave Wheeler and Damilare Fagbemi

Chapter 10 Security Usability: Human, Computer, and Security Interaction

Damilare Fagbemi

Part Three

Chapter 11 Earth 2040—Peeking at the Future

Damilare Fagbemi



View More



David M. Wheeler, CISSP, CSSLP, GSLC, GREM, is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Platform Security Division of the Architecture Graphics and Software group at Intel Corporation and has thirty years’ experience in software, security, and networking for both commercial and government systems. In his current role, Dave is responsible for the research and development of new cryptographic algorithms and protocols, several security APIs, and libraries across Intel including for IoT platforms. He performs security reviews for both Intel’s IoT and cryptographic implementations and represents Intel at the IETF.
Within the Internet of Things, Dave has contributed to Intel’s Software-Defined Industrial Systems architecture and Intel’s Internet of Things group’s Health Application Platform. Prior to Intel, Dave held various lead software and systems architecture positions at Motorola, Honeywell Bull, General Dynamics, as well as his own firm. Dave has designed and built several hardware security engines, including a Type-2 security coprocessor for a software-defined radio, and the Intel Wireless Trust Module—a hardware cryptographic coprocessor on the Intel XScale processor. He has implemented several cryptographic libraries and protocol layers, including an IPSec-type implementation for an SDR radio; header compression protocol layers for IP, TCP, and UDP over multicast; a connectionless network layer protocol; two-factor authentication verification over RADIUS for a firewall VPN; PPP for serial; an instant messaging protocol over Bluetooth; and many others. of Intel’s Internet of Things to make Intel’s products and software projects secure.
Twitter: @dmwheel1

Damilare D. Fagbemi CISSP, GXPN, had what might be considered the best possible introduction to the field of information security. An innovative software system that he built, the first of its kind in Nigeria at the time, was hacked minutes before a highly publicized deployment. After that, needless to say, Damilare got interested in information security fairly quickly. He began learning about the security of data and networks, then took and passed the CISSP. Considering his background in software development, he wondered where the intersection might be between the vast disciplines of software and security. A few years later, in Ireland, he stumbled upon a job advertisement for product security engineering. Th e rest as they say, is history.
Since then, Damilare has had the opportunities to serve as an engineer, architect, and technical leader at high-tech firms such as Intel Corporation and McAfee LLC, in the United States and Ireland. In those roles, he has had the pleasure of working with talented product teams to architect and build secure Internet of Things (IoT), web, and mobile solutions. As part of Intel’s innovation in Smart Cities, he designed an IoT solution for Intelligent Transportation and contributed to the architecture of an artificial intelligence (AI)–powered platform for rapid decision making at the IoT edge. Damilare leads the Libraries Product Security Expert Center in Intel’s Architecture Graphics and Software group, where he has enjoyed creating and leading a cross-organizational and cross-located security engineering team. He has taught security architecture and design across three continents—North America, Africa, and Europe—and served as Chapter leader of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in Nigeria. He is also a former co-founder of a software development company, with clients spanning private and government sectors.
Twitter: @damilarefagbemi

JC Wheeler began her career at US West Cellular analyzing analog network traffic and contributing to the rollout of one of the first commercial CDMA infrastructures in the nation, where she helped design the metrics and tools for CDMA traffic analysis. She then moved to Motorola to design cellular and satellite network protocols, authentication, crypto key management, and end-user features. She began consulting at General Dynamics in 2005, where she designed and integrated VoIP, header compression, multicast communications protocols, over-the-air provisioning, and IPSec variants for both MANET and satellite SDR waveforms. Th e small business she co-owned won a DoD SBIR and was a semifinalist in Th e Arizona Innovation Challenge for its smartphone secure framework; it was also a Navy Phase 2 SBIR subcontractor, building an AI engine to troubleshoot MANET radio configurations. JC is now retired and enjoys researching new technologies and macroeconomic trends.