The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact on how we interact with the world around us. Billions of "things" talking to each other – from TVs, fridges and cars to smart meters, health monitors and wearables. IoT promises unsurpassed convenience. But gaining and retaining consumer trust on privacy and security is essential if the IoT is to reach its potential. Data moving around the IoT will provide a picture of each and every one of us. The big challenge is securing this information.
There are many ways an attacker can access features or data on a connected device. The three main target “hack” points are: the device, the cloud infrastructure or the network.
Three pillars are essential to securing an IoT device, ensuring information is secure at rest and in motion. Gemalto’s armoury protects the device from design and manufacture, through its entire lifecycle, guarding data against malevolent attack.
Pillar One - Securing the Device:
Billions of connected devices will increase the use of software and data in enterprise assets and consumer gadgets. This means new attack points for malicious hackers. Gemalto’s embedded software solutions for
consumer electronics and
M2M help Consumer Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Industrial OEMs and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) overcome these security challenges, including
intellectual property theft due to the unregulated environment in which these devices operate.
Pillar Two - Securing the Cloud:
The more urgent forms of threat come from the enterprise or cloud environment that these smart devices are connected to. Gemalto solutions for
data encryption and
cloud security provide a comprehensive portfolio for cloud service providers and enterprises to secure their enterprise and cloud assets. Our
cloud-based licensing and entitlement solution helps technology companies leverage the full potential of the cloud environment, ensuring their intellectual property is secured.
Pillar Three – Security Lifecycle Management
Often overlooked, managing the security lifecycle of security components across the device and cloud spectrum is a critical element for a robust and long-term digital security strategy. Security is not a one-off activity, but an evolving part of the IoT ecosystem. Adding new devices, end-of-life device decommissioning, device integration with a new cloud ecosystem or vice versa, managing secure firmware/software downloads - all these activities necessitate comprehensive management of identities, keys and tokens. Gemalto provides solutions to build a sustainable security lifecycle management infrastructure with capabilities including
identity & access management,
software monetization and
secure element & tokenization management.
Gemalto’s security solutions are driving innovation so that we can all realise the benefits of a totally connected world.