Today’s lightning-fast, increasingly interconnected world provides us with the opportunity to dramatically add value to the embedded systems we use every day. However, that same connectivity can also become a threat to the integrity of the IoT applications and devices that are part of the foundation of embedded systems. The solution? Smarter, more secure design. Once a solid foundation is in place, internet-connected embedded and IoT devices can ensure long-term security and protect the network, even if individual nodes are compromised. In order to achieve the required level of security, multiple threats must be anticipated and addressed: a great tool for achieving this is Microsoft’s Azure Sphere and its embedded Pluton security subsystem.