Experience Matters in Internet of Things Security
by Exosite, on March 1, 2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and include more mainstream applications, the success of the industry and adoption of connected products will rely heavily on the perceived security of such systems. As Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez noted in a press release regarding IoT, "The only way for the Internet of Things to reach its full potential for innovation is with the trust of American consumers."
As such, businesses seeking to enter the IoT space must fully understand the security implications of this newly emerging, fast-growing industry. IoT is constantly making strides towards greater standardization, and the FTC recently suggested several best practices to ensure privacy and security. Taking advantage of existing resources - readily available security tools and existing expert knowledge - made the list and highlighted the importance of choosing experienced IoT partners well-versed in implementation, integration, and security.
After years in the IoT industry serving customers in a variety of industries and verticals, Exosite has a unique perspective not only on the security features that benefit specific types of IoT systems, but also on the security features that benefit every IoT system. Based on this experience, Exosite has incorporated a number of cutting-edge security features into our IoT platform, including secure transmissions, secure storage, time-boxed provisioning windows, and more. See our Security in Internet of Things Systems white paper for a more in-depth look at IoT security and the building blocks available on the Exosite platform.