IoT Devices, Security and Trust

Embedded Internet-of-Thing (IoT) and IP-devices are not a new phenomenon. In last Friday’s massive DDoS cyberattack, hackers used ‘internet of things’ devices to launch this high impact attack. Organized networks of connected devices created a massive botnet that threw over 1 trillion bits of data every second at important servers. Many of the devices participating in the attack were IoT devices such as security camera, WiFi routers, smart refrigerators, thermostats, and toasters.

IoT and IP devices are attractive to attackers because so many of these devices are shipped with insecure defaults, including default admin access. A large proportion of IoT devices are rarely patch against security vulnerabilities. Many vendors do not provide security updates at all.

Security by digital certificates

By 2020, an estimated 35 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things. As these devices become more integrated in our everyday lives, they require innovative security solutions to protect users from eavesdropping or malicious attacks. The use of digital certificates can provide security and trust in IoT ecosystems and connected devices. Digital certificates in IoT devices provide strong identity and improves the foundation of trust that is needed to interact and exchange (sensitive) data in a secure way.

Establish a chain of trust

With AET’s solutions it is possible to issues a unique digital identity to IoT devices that adheres to international IP standards. The life cycles can be managed by BlueX to ensure a trusted identity. The solutions are based on robust industry standards that support issuance of an unlimited number of devices and establish a trust of chain.

Read more:
ComputerWorld, TechCrunch, The Hacker News, ZD Net

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