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Key IoT Security Solutions
Fremont, CA: As the number of IoT applications and devices grows, so makes the demand for greater IoT security—but the fact is that we still have a long way to go. According to recent research, over 2 million security cameras, doorbells, and even baby monitors have major IoT vulnerabilities. Worse, no known patch exists for the prevalent weaknesses in these commonplace gadgets.
When it comes to IoT application security solutions, the application's author bears the majority of the burden. Yes, users should change their passwords periodically and take basic security precautions, but the program itself must be safe not only on launch day but throughout the app's existence.
It necessitates a thorough understanding of the top Internet of Things security risks and knowledge of the best techniques to designing a safe IoT app and the necessary tools to manage it all.
Let's see some of the most common IoT security solutions
- IoT authentication
Authentication can be as basic as a username and password or as sophisticated as a two-factor authentication method. IoT authentication is frequently performed by embedded sensors, eliminating the need for human contact. Many secure IoT authentication mechanisms, like Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module, are simple to deploy (TPM).
- IoT API security
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) based on Representational State Transfer (REST) often link devices to the internet. APIs allow an attacker to connect to your device and obtain data in another way.
Approved devices and applications should only use APIs. An assault (or prospective danger) must get recognized as soon as possible. API security gets improved by using authentication, encryption, and PKI.
API security rules and procedures must get developed and implemented. Version management is also critical—aging and obsolete versions should be detected and discarded regularly.
- IoT encryption
Encrypting data sent between IoT devices and back-end systems protects data from intruders. Meanwhile, to be entirely safe, data must get encrypted both at rest and in transit.
- IoT network security
The network that connects the Internet of Things devices to back-end systems must be secure. Network security becomes increasingly tricky because there are so many standards, devices, and communication protocols involved in IoT applications.
IoT network security necessitates careful consideration during design and deployment. Developers must design more secure IoT devices, but deployment cannot rely solely on the device's security. To build a secure IoT network, utilize firewalls, antivirus, and intrusion detection and prevention technologies.