The Growing Data Security Threats to Smart Systems and Networked Devices

Today, there are billions of Internet-connected devices being deployed into mission-critical systems. The potential security risks and implications have grown exponentially because anyone with a web connection has the potential to compromise these systems.

Current threats to IoT devices have moved beyond simple proof-of-concepts, and it’s expected attackers will continue to explore the developments in technology and accelerate ways potential threats can be realistically exploited.

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Exposed IoT Systems and Unsecured Networked Devices

Top IoT System and Device Vulnerabilities

The Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) list of top IoT vulnerabilities demonstrates the critical concern that proper data security, identity, and trust play in developing solutions for the IoT. The list cites the following among the most critical existing attack vectors for IoT and networked devices:

  • Unsecure Web Interfaces
  • Insufficient System/Identity Authentication
  • Unsecure Network Services
  • Data Privacy Concerns
  • Unsecure Cloud Backend Systems
  • Unsecure Mobile Connections
  • Unsecure Device Software/Firmware
  • Poor Transport Encryption Implementation
  • Poor Physical Device Security

DigiCert's PKI security solutions for IoT systems and devices meets the needs of projects of all industries and sizes. Leveraging our industry leading certificate management platform and robust, scalable deployment systems and APIs, DigiCert bring end-to-end security and management for the Internet of Things.

PKI: The Security Solution for the Internet of Things

White Paper: How PKI Solves the Security Challenge of the IoT

Download our executive white paper discussing the security challenges Internet of Things (IoT) providers face and the crucial need of securing communication in IoT ecosystems. It will also argue how Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is the tried-and-true technology solution for authenticating and encrypting device communication.


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