INTERNET OF THINGS SECURITY FEATURES
Common verticals: Retail, Healthcare, Transportation, Manufacturing, Military, Technology firms
Problems solved with Stealth Grid:
- Secure data in the Cloud for NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
- Removes key management hassle with “vault-less” technology for unlimited scale and cost savings
- Secure split encryption data in motion with never a byte sent in the clear
- Increases bandwidth and storage up to 80% from data optimizations
Challenges Facing Technology Providers and IoT Security
Technology drives innovation for the world of Internet of Things and technology providers continue to deliver new productive solutions based on Cloud, mobile, and applications. In this era of connectivity and IoT technology, firms must ensure that their solutions deliver efficiencies along with security of the data and the services themselves. Bringing an insecure solution to market does nothing to help your end users or to improve your reputation in the marketplace. From silicon to software, technology providers such as chipset manufacturers, device makers, application and software providers must deal with stiff competition, high customer expectations, and cyber security threats that can stop a business in its tracks. As security risks become more sophisticated, keeping pace with stronger solutions offered to customers and for their own businesses with their own industry regulations can be a real challenge for technology providers entering the IoT market. Security is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have.
Challenges Facing Healthcare Firms and IoT Security
Healthcare companies and medical device providers face a unique set of security challenges from the IoT. Firms seek to reduce costs and improve efficiency by developing solutions and devices to work within the Cloud. In addition, battery-powered mission-critical mobile devices that capture and access patient information to improve patient care are exposed to data breaches and poor device performance with increased CPU usage. Confidential patient information and intellectual property combine to form just a portion of the highly sensitive data transmitted by healthcare-related IoT devices and services which are among the costliest of any industry. Any security measures employed by a healthcare firm must fit budgetary constraints, but must also be effective and meet tough HIPAA regulations. A large data breach from any IoT device could cause harm to countless patients, jeopardize years of research, risk insurance coverage and funding, and place the organization in an actionable position for millions of dollars in damages.
Challenges Facing the Transportation Industry and IoT Security
The Internet of Things promises enormous improvements in safety and efficiencies in the transportation industry from connected vehicles, cars, planes, trains, buses, ferry boats. Some of the actual changes to connected traffic devices will involve traffic signals, digital signs, toll readers, and traffic cameras along with the vehicles themselves. The benefits of connecting all these things should also reduce traffic congestion, pollution and full efficiency. The technical hurdles to-date have centered more around how do we connect all the vehicles and devices and less on security. As a result, most of the things in transportation are connected with traditional networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless, and satellite that carry the same potential vulnerabilities that we have seen over the past few years in the enterprise.
Challenges Facing Retailers and IoT Security
Internet of Things technology in the retail industry will empower retailers and their suppliers with extraordinary opportunities to collect and analyze big data from physical assets such as point of sales (POS) solutions, mobile payment terminals, kiosks, digital signage, and applications to sell products and services. As a retailer, you want to provide your customers with a seamless and rewarding experience both in-store and online with new IoT technologies. As the world has turned into a mobile-first, Cloud-based place of IoT, retailers must continue to adapt to these newer platforms and deal with the new complexities involved in order to secure their customer data and devices.
The old models of security simple don’t measure up. Trust and security are the new tenets for retailers as they store confidential customer data from retail brand credit cards and other personally identifiable information (PII) and are also responsible for online shopping data in motion. At the same time, hackers are getting smarter and more successful at stealing data and money while eroding customer confidence and brand value to some of the biggest names in the industry. In addition, internal employees, temporary staff, and insecure connected devices can lead to serious data breaches.
Energy & Utilities
Energy and Utilities
Energy and utility companies from hydro and new green power generation to oil and gas are moving towards IoT solutions to improve efficiencies and reduce costs of maintenance. Soon, every piece of equipment in this industry sector from smart grids, home meters and appliances will be touched by IoT innovations between operators and assets. Increased connectivity from IoT technologies require better protection of power assets or “things” from terrorists and agents of espionage to rogue employees. Attacks on centralized command of unmanned devices are also becoming common with power plants, nuclear facilities and remote oil rigs as new targets for catastrophic service disruptions. Field equipment and service staff with mobile devices also need connectivity to company control centers which leave more potential access points for hackers. Industry risk and compliance also put pressure on firms to ensure that their equipment and their customer data from IoT products is safe no matter how it is stored or used.
Challenges Facing Military Agencies and IoT Security
The commercialization of Internet of Things concepts today originated in the defense industry decades ago. Today, military agencies face new potential IoT data threats from internal and external sources and targeted attacks from rogue nations every day. The Cloud, battery-powered connected devices, sensors, gateways, and a large distributed workforce with command of various equipment add to this complexity. As the connectivity of devices increases, so will the data. An IoT defense system can become overwhelmed with a massive increase in the volume of data in transit from video, audio and text. This can lead to costly upgrades to a system’s network infrastructure to increase bandwidth or to handle storage in the Cloud or local databases.
Challenges Facing Manufacturers and IoT Security
Manufacturers are using IoT connected equipment and devices to reap the benefits of better insights to machine performance and preventative maintenance. Information needs to be shared efficiently and securely between manufacturers, customers and partners to maintain confidentiality of materials and control of equipment. Much of this information flows across the Cloud, internal networks, and connected devices. With coming innovations from the Internet of Things, manufacturers will also create exciting new opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings using sensors, applications, Cloud and equipment. All of these elements from Cloud to IoT applications and equipment require a new set of data security to prevent the appropriation of confidential information or the loss of control of connected equipment.
Stealth Grid Benefits
The Stealth Grid offers an innovative and scalable, software-only IoT security solution to help manufacturers address the new problems of data security. With complete split encryption and authentication, your intellectual property and your equipment is safe in all states – at rest, in motion, and in use on endpoints. Secure central command of unmanned manufacturing equipment is assured with an IoT security layer that works with existing infrastructure and devices. Uptime is a key business metric that Stealth Grid achieves with low drain on system resources for battery-powered devices you produce and distribute to your customers.