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From Digi International: The 10 Security Factors Every IoT Device Designer Should Consider

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on May 29, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Limited only by designers’ imaginations, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how people live. From medical devices and fitness trackers to tank sensors, smart thermostats, intelligent streetlights, water monitors, and more, the IoT is in more places than ever.

However, by relying on wireless networks, those hundreds of millions of IoT devices present a greater “attack surface,” making them tempting frontline targets for competitors, hackers, disgruntled employees, and other bad actors. Unfortunately, the tools and techniques we’ve applied to PC/smartphone platforms often don’t work well in the IoT, for several reasons. 

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For design engineers who are striving to enhance the security of their IoT devices, there are numerous options at hand. In the full report, Digi describes 10 strategies that can have a direct impact on improving device security. 

Click here for the full report.

  1. Packet Encryption
  2. Message Replay Protection
  3. Message Authentication Code
  4. Debug Port Protection
  5. Secure Bootloader
  6. Pre-Shared Keys
  7. Secure Shell
  8. Public Key Exchange
  9. Transport Layer Security
  10. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2)


For additional Digi product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. Call (877) 466-9722. 


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on May 29, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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