Some of the world’s top companies rely on Intrinsic ID technology to secure connected products. You can find our security technology in mobile devices, Industrial IoT, smart cards and consumer electronics. Below are just a few of the markets where Intrinsic ID technology has been used for real-world applications.
Billions of devices are being connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), while the number of attacks on these devices is increasing rapidly. In 2017 Altman Vilandrie & Company showed that half the U.S. firms in the IoT market were attacked, and the liability in some cases was more than $20 million. If data is considered the currency of the IoT, that currency has value only if the data comes from a trustworthy source and is untampered. Data integrity has a direct impact on business and infrastructure. To reduce the number of attacks, we need to look at embedded microcontrollers (MCU), the orchestrating components in all these devices. MCUs need to …
The time when a sensor needed only to sense is behind us. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors are part of a connected network. As sensor data is transported from its source to where decisions are made, it must be secured – not a trivial task, given that IoT devices are in the field and are rarely physically protected. Using SRAM PUF technology to create a unique and unclonable identity for every sensor provides the basis for strong authentication and encryption.
Device connectivity has an increasing impact on the medical industry. Besides convenience for caretakers, this also leads to risks of cyber attacks, which was evident when the FDA recalled 500 thousand internet-connected pacemakers for fears over hacking. While more equipment is being connected to various networks, consumables like catheters and body sensors are also (wirelessly) connected to medical equipment. Clearly, medical equipment needs to be safe from cyber attacks, guarantee privacy of the patient, and keep costs, liability and risks for the device maker low.
Billions of devices are being connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) through many different connectivity standards, such as LoRa, Sigfox and cellular connections (NB-IoT/LTE-M/4G/5G). One thing these standards have in common is that they were not developed with data security in mind. For example, cellular IoT, with SIM as its standard for security, does not protect data during transmission. SIM protects the interests of the network operators, not those of the users. It authenticates devices to a network and connections are encrypted, but this protection ends as soon as the data arrives at the first cell tower. After that, unprotected IoT data still has a long way to go to its destination.
With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and “Industry 4.0,” factories and critical infrastructures are becoming connected networks. Processes are remotely monitored through sensing and connectivity solutions, allowing for greater control, powering predictive analytics and optimizing throughput, leading to a higher return on investment. But when processes rely on the integrity of connected sensors and their data, strong security becomes indispensable. Sensitive data is transported on connected networks, which must be kept safe from eavesdropping and alteration. Herein we discuss how data should be protected from IoT device to the cloud.