Protecting the Industrial Edge without Additional Hardware

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and “Industry 4.0,” industrial sites and critical national infrastructure are becoming connected networks. Processes are remotely monitored through networks of smart devices, which gather data used for predictive analytics and optimizing industrial throughput.  But when processes rely on the integrity of connected sensors and their data, strong security becomes indispensable. Connected networks exchange sensitive data, which must be kept safe from eavesdropping and alteration, because at the end of the day this data is used to drive critical business decisions with lasting consequences. Traditional Security Solutions Keeping sensor data safe is Read More

Protecting the Industrial Edge without Additional Hardware2022-08-10T06:48:46-05:00

Secure Boot on Steroids

One of the biggest threats to the internet of things (IoT) is the installation of malicious software (malware) on IoT devices that changes the behavior of these devices to facilitate very specific attacks. This malware is often the first step toward use of the device in a botnet that allows attacks like directed denial of service (DDoS), but also more subtle attacks that use the now-compromised device as a steppingstone toward further infiltration of connected systems that run critical processes. The best-known botnet attack is undoubtedly the Mirai Botnet, which infected hundreds of thousands of devices. Back in 2016, criminals Read More

Secure Boot on Steroids2022-03-31T05:43:16-05:00