they will need to consider how security will affect cost and user experience, as well as time to market.”
With more security regulatory considerations, you lengthen the quality assurance cycle at the start and the end of the design process. Security requirements also affect the usability of the device. “If you have to get a password for a device and get it connected to your WiFi, it can have a huge impact on how much interaction the user needs with the device,” said Sprouse.
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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.
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