31 Aug '15, 10pm

Enhance #IoT security: use snipers | EDN

There has been a lot of talk about IoT security, but not much new in the way of ideas for attaining it. Mostly the discussion has been to raise awareness of the need for security, even in the smallest devices, and to encourage designing security in from the very beginning. But now Pat Burns, CEO of Haystack Technologies, has put out a proposal that is intriguing in its simplicity and seems well worth careful consideration. Basically, what Burns said in an article published on LinkedIn is that the first step in securing IoT devices is making them harder for hackers to find. In particular, change their operation so that they are not continually broadcasting their presence to facilitate discovery by the network. They should instead, Burns argues, operate in a mode of radio silence for as long as possible, broadcasting only in response to an authorized query or when they have ...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/eye-on-iot-/4440254/...

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