Massive interest in development for the Internet of Things (IoT) has raised the volume of conversation about system security for embedded devices (see figure). This is great news, as the industry is moving rapidly from thinking about security as an afterthought and now considering security strategies as part of the design process. Embedded designers can look at experience in similar networked systems to shorten their learning curve.
Source: What’s the Difference Between Software and Hardware for Embedded Device Security? | IoT content from Electronic Design