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IoT 4n6

Written by Jessica Hyde

IoT 4n6

There is a wealth of evidence that can be found in devices that are part of the Internet of Things. As Internet of Things devices become more commonplace, it will become an even larger part of what we do in forensics. This means that if we ignore these devices, we may be missing out on a large part of the evidence and ignoring critical evidence. The Internet of Things is comprised of a multitude of categories of devices that may contain devices. Categories include Wearables, Smart Homes, Things that Go, Biological Devices, Monitors and Sensors to things you might never consider. Wearables for example include connected devices that are worn such as smart watches, fi tness bands, and even sweat sensing apparel. Smart Homes may include everything from the smart speaker that you ask to play your favourite podcast or to set a cooking timer, to your digital connected thermostat, to your robot vacuum, to your smart washer, and cameras monitoring your packages. Things that go may include anything from drones, to GPS trackers for shipping and logistics companies, to vehicle telematics and navigations systems to the future autonomous vehicles. The sources of data gets ever complex as we begin to think about smart cities with connected grids controlling traffi c lights.

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