Security is as important in smart object networks as it is in traditional computer networks, if not more so. In this white paper we discuss smart object applications and relevant threats, evaluate various approaches to securing against specific threats, offer some practical guidelines for building security into smart object networks, and finally tackle some common misconceptions about securing these devices. Along with your download of this paper, you will also receive a free trial of Mocana’s NanoCrypto package, a complete cryptographic toolbox built for the special needs of embedded developers.