IoT Security Update: June 2021
As vaccine rates are climbing in the U.S. and the country is returning to pre-pandemic daily activities, the team at Veridify is preparing to reopen our Shelton, CT office to align with government guidelines and the comfort level of our team. We are pleased to see the announcement of several in-person tradeshows and events planned for later this year. We look forward to participation and in-person engagement with our customers and partners soon. Be sure to check our events page to see where the Veridify team will participate.
Veridify Security News and Updates
In response to a partner request, we recently updated our white paper, titled “An Introduction to Cryptographic Security Methods.” This paper provides an overview of the two distinct paradigms for providing security (private-key and public-key cryptography), how each model functions, the type of security they deliver, and the best approach for protecting low-resource computing devices. Read the full paper here.
Veridify CTO, Derek Atkins, presented “Requirements for Post-Quantum Cryptography on Embedded IoT Devices” as part of the 3rd NIST PQC Standardization Conference held virtually on June 7 and 8th. His presentation was part of the Applications session and is available for replay here.
“Six IoT Security Features for Smart Building Devices,” an article written by Veridify CEO, Louis Parks, was recently featured in the PSA Certified “In Conversation with” series. The article unpacks the anatomy of smart building devices while detailing how DOME makes the management and transfer of device ownership easy. Read the full article here.
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Titanium partnership level with Intel. The program will give us access to resources and support to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers. We look forward to continued participation in Intel Partner program and events. View our product solutions on the Intel Marketplace site here.
Veridify Security CEO, Louis Parks, will present “DOME: Enabling Critical IoT Security Functions in the Industrial IoT and Smart Building Applications” at the Mi-V Virtual Summit on July 22, 2021. Veridify’s IoT security experts will also be on hand to answer questions in Veridify’s virtual booth on July 21 and 22. Register to attend here.
IoT Security in the News
High profile cybersecurity threats continue to dominate the news around the world. The news stories below describe the growing risks and ongoing efforts to solve this significant global challenge.
Read Cybersecurity expert Lucien Niemeyer’s view of the lessons learned from the Colonial Pipeline and the Building Cyber Security organization efforts to establish a common framework to improve the security and safety of all the systems in a building and protect building tenants (Realcomm News, June 10, 2021) Incentivizing Investments in Cyber Safety for Buildings
Here is an interesting article by Liam Tung with some surprising revelations you might want to know about like what attackers use more than unpatched systems as an entry point (ZDNet, May 19, 2021): This is how long hackers will hide in your network before deploying ransomware or being spotted
This Reuters article details how the Biden Administration plans to fund specific cybersecurity efforts as part of the already funded American Jobs plan and other infrastructure plans, May 18, 2021: Biden administration eyes cybersecurity funding after hacks
This article by Joseph J. Lazzarotti outlines the details of the federal cybersecurity executive order and how the prevention and detection of cyber threats is a top priority and “essential to national and economic security.” (National Law Review, May 17, 2021): Biden Administration Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order Following Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack
Edgard Capdeville’s article describes how the mindset toward security drastically changes after a breach and outlines the value of a “pre-breach” approach to security (Automation.com, May 14, 2021): OT and IoT Security: Adopt a Post-Breach Mindset Today
Tech Crunch’s Natasha Lomas’ article describes how the U.K. new law is aimed at improving security of consumer devices, including smartphones, (April 20, 2021): UK’s IoT ‘security by design’ law will cover smartphones too