IoT

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Industry Overview

IoT is profoundly changing the face of manufacturing plants by adding heavy computerization and automation layers on top of factory operations, and transforming the world of consumer electronics by putting technology at the heart of new innovation, like smart homes, medical devices, and IoT-enabled appliances.

Combining smart sensors, connectivity, advanced robotics, predictive maintenance, and other new manufacturing techniques, IoT devices are heavily relying on software.

As software size and complexity is growing exponentially to support the Industry 4.0 and connected consumer devices, the attack surface and the potential for safety issues are also increasing. It is more than ever essential to ensure software security, safety and robustness.

Challenges encountered in this sector

Due to its connected nature, IoT technology and access to devices cannot be controlled in the same way as in other industries that do not rely on connectivity.  Whether it’s a connected factory, a smart city, or a hospital, there are sensors and connected objects everywhere. Anyone can access equipment connected with IoT technology much more easily than in industries where technology is kept off the grid. This means the attack surface is much bigger, which brings with it its own challenges.

In some ways, the IoT industry is much more complex to secure than any other system. That’s why it is key to ensure the security of the software to avoid interrupting operations and data being compromised. 

 

Growing attack surface area

Hacking IoT software can start at the device level. In fact, many cyberattacks exploit vulnerabilities or 0-days in the source code.

The NIST estimates the growth of the IoT industry to 75 billion IoT devices by 2025. This increases the attack surface and the risk for cyberattacks for consumers and companies who rely on IoT devices for everyday activities.

Interrupted operations and heavy losses

Cyberattacks and buggy software can lead to interrupted operations at factories and heavy losses to companies who use IoT technology. This can be costly both to the company and to consumer confidence.

Security... but also safety

Developers of IoT technology like sensors or connected objects that are used in a security or safety-critical domain need to ensure that the code does not contain errors that could jeopardize the security of the system or the safety of the final user of the device. 

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May 25, 2022