Alan Grau, Icon Labs
embedded.com (December 01, 2015)
Security challenges continue to make headlines in the IoT - and no vertical market has been spared. Automotive security has been in the headlines recently, but lighting systems, white goods, home security devices, medical equipment, airplanes and industrial automation systems have all had their unfortunate turn in the cyber vulnerability spotlight.
With high profile cyber-attack headlines a weekly occurrence, companies are finally beginning to get serious about IoT security. Building a secure IoT device requires a solution crafted specifically for the types of threats these devices will be exposed to and, more importantly, designed to run on the specialized, low-cost hardware usually found powering IoT devices. IoT devices are by nature, highly connected and therefore provide broad attack surfaces for would-be hackers to exploit. To secure these devices, designers need a comprehensive security framework that provides enterprise-level security in these small devices.
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