From Digi International: The 10 Security Factors Every IoT Device Designer Should Consider
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.
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.
- Packet Encryption
- Message Replay Protection
- Message Authentication Code
- Debug Port Protection
- Secure Bootloader
- Pre-Shared Keys
- Secure Shell
- Public Key Exchange
- Transport Layer Security
- Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2)
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