Smart City IoT Security Solutions
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Why Smart Cities Need Security
Organizations collecting data from smart meters, switches, and other sensors can reduce electricity, water, and gas usage, save money, and institute more efficient demand response-type programs, including quicker outage checking and resolution. However, with so many different devices and services connected, there are risks of large data loss, system tampering, and downtime.
How to Secure Smart City IoT
A Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution secures smart city IoT by using digital certificates to authenticate a device, system, or network, encrypt all communications, and uphold data integrity.
Certificates for devices validate identities to make sure only authorized users, messages, or other types of servers have access to the device.
A certificate creates an encrypted link and allows information to be transmitted privately.
Certificates make sure that any messages or data transferred to and from “things” are not altered.
PKI Addresses Common IoT Security Challenges
Electrical engineers, software engineers, and manufacturers are just some of the roles tasked with the important job of deciding the best way to secure data in an IoT ecosystem.
Using the DigiCert Cloud PKI service and with knowledge from our PKI engineers, we can help you design a customized solution, implement it on your desired timeline, and succeed from the start.
- How to securely deploy digital certificates to devices
- How to implement security at various points of production
- How digital certificates play a role in a larger security solution
PKI Isn’t Just for Web Security
Despite common misconceptions, PKI is a perfect match for the exploding IoT sector, providing trust and control. An ideal security solution for smart meters and sensors, PKI can be incorporated during product design, build, deployment, or ongoing maintenance.
X.509 certificates aren't required for IoT devices
Digital certificates can accommodate different profiles—even tiny ones
IoT certificates are cost-effective and priced to scale