The Internet of things is a system of smart devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs). These IoT smart devices have the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT smart devices can be anything from cars to kitchen appliances, smart door locks, asset and device trackers, and even heart monitors. As more businesses and homes become highly interconnected and the number of IoT smart devices increase exponentially, so will the risks.
IoT attacks can be summarized to include but may not be limited to physical attacks, network attacks, software attacks, and encryption attacks. Mitigating these risks starts at the strategic and development stage, deployment, and throughout the system/device life cycle.
Did you know that many IoT devices are running kernels that includes vulnerabilities? A kernel is the core of the operating system that provides complete control over everything in the system. A common mistake is when companies cut manufacturing costs by not providing for enough space or flexibility on the devices or architectures to fix vulnerabilities. These types of mistakes can have a major impacts on the company producing these devices and/or on the end users or the business using them.
IoT devices are also susceptible to permanent denial-of-service attacks (PDOS) which can damage IoT devices so badly that it requires replacement or re-installation of hardware, thus, permanently damaging the device – this is called “bricking”.
Aurora Security provides end-to-end comprehensive services to support IoT devices from design, development, and manufacturing to integration, deployments, product and managed services. Contact Us today to find out how we can meet your IoT devices requirements…