IoT Security Update: February 2021

Veridify Security News and Updates

Building systems are exposed to cyber-attacks, and our solution to address this growing concern is featured in Intel’s Solution Brief titled “Future-Proof Security for Building Automation Systems”, authored by Dr. Mark Jervis from Intel’s Programmable Systems Group, and our CEO, Louis Parks. This brief, ideal for those responsible for business strategy and technology decisions, describes in detail how to solve building security challenges with Veridify and Intel’s innovative building automation technologies. Read the full brief here.

We are pleased to continue our partnership and collaboration with Renesas Electronics. Our DOME solutions were recently included in the reference designs behind several “Renesas Winning Combinations,” including a recent Smart Agriculture example. Read the full details here.

Louis Parks recently joined Insight.Tech editor Kenton Williston to discuss the role of quantum-resistant IoT security as we consider the future of secure buildings. In this podcast, they discuss the challenges of multi-vendor IoT systems typically found in buildings, why device authentication is critical in building security, solutions for retrofitting security to existing infrastructure, and the important consideration of quantum-resistant security tools. Listen to the podcast or read the full transcript here.

IoT Security in the News

Although it is only February, 2021 has already been filled with many news stories about the ever-growing risk of cybersecurity threats. Solving the many challenges of IoT security is at the top of minds in the U.S. and around the world.

Korea Bizwire, February 18, 2021: S. Korea to Spend 670 bln Won on Cyber Security by 2023

Bloomberg, February 17, 2021: Macron Rushes to Shore Up French Cyber Defenses After Attacks

NBC News, February 9, 2021: Lye-poisoning attack in Florida shows cybersecurity gaps in water systems (

Computer Weekly, February 8, 2021: Sweden to establish national cyber security centre

Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2021: Hospitals Suffer New Wave of Hacking Attempts

National Law Review, December 10, 2020: Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020


IoT Security Update: February 2021