Why we need more trust and security in the Internet of Things
By the rise of up to 20-30 billion connected devices with in the next 2 years the Internet of Things (IoT) industries is in more need of product reliability.
This includes the demand to keep IoT products safe during their lifetime. Today this is already a big challenge. With more and more devices at the edge it will become a huge challenge. IoT Edge devices have no direct TCP / IP connection to the Internet. But vendors and service operators needs to patch and update them to keep this sensors and actors operable and safe. As most of the 20-30 billion devices will be at the edge, we need reliable solutions. A mass of unpatched and unsecure edge devices will be a massive problem for a working and secure infrastructure.
That’s what we are working on asvin.io. It’s our mission to make the IoT safe beyond the edge. For IoT vendors and operators we are providing an easy to implement solution, which enables secure patch and update distribution through the application stack: from software version control system to cloud distribution and gateways forwarding to edge devices. In this stack, trust and security is provided by Blockchain and encryption layers. We are strongly committed to open source and we believe, that this is the only way to provide a transparent secure stack and sustainable solution during IoT product lifetime.
Our journey into trusted and secure Internet of Things has just begun. We all in IoT Industries are producers and consumers as well. Let’s make our IoT future safe. asvin.io is one building block.
This article has been originally posted on asvin.io website