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Building-Blocks for IoT Security

Arrayent is building the most secure, scalable, reliable, and flexible IoT Platform for trusted consumer product brands, and we are often asked to weigh in on topics like this IoT Security article from Enterprise Tech. In the article, Arrayent founder, Shane Dyer, talks about securing the hardware largely by keeping the device clean and simple.

Talking Siloes and Security with MIT Technology Review

“Most of the connected home products on show at CES and available on the market today aren’t yet able to link up to those systems. And other companies made announcements at the show suggesting they plan to go it alone, releasing ranges of smart home gadgets only compatible with each other… Shane Dyer, CEO of Arrayent, which develops connected home technology used in products from brands including Maytag and Whirlpool, told MIT Technology Review he believed that pressure from consumers would ensure that it becomes easier to use connected devices from different companies together. “There’s a lot of big siloed […]

Things should still be things — or security becomes unmanageable

GTVHacker recently showed the world how they were able to gain root access to the Nest thermostat via the device’s Firmware Upgrade functionality.  With root access someone with bad intentions could do all sorts of nasty things with the device like sniff home network traffic, monitor whether the user is home, or crank up the temperature.  Arrayent advises its customers to  keep their things as things” (not turn all of them into computers) by using the simplest and lowest cost chipsets in their products to reduce security vulnerabilities — why run an entire Linux OS on your thermostat, refrigerator, lightbulbs, […]

Building Building-Blocks for IoT Security

Arrayent is building the most secure, scalable, reliable, and flexible IoT Platform for trusted consumer product brands, and we are often asked to weigh in on topics like this IoT Security article from Enterprise Tech. In the article, Arrayent founder, Shane Dyer, talks about securing the hardware largely by keeping the device clean and simple.  Putting too much complexity in the devices makes them more vulnerable since closing all the security attack points gets much more difficult with every line of device code. With IoT you can push most of the product design complexity to the cloud, where we have a much […]

Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone on Security and IoT Silos

A recent article in E-commerce Times highlights potential security issues that are caused when IoT products are not connected broadly. This negatively impacts the ability to share valuable information. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will begin sharing threat information with a small number of companies under the newly enacted Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.  In the article, Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone explains how IoT silos prevent more information sharing. “The IoT is not consumer friendly,” he said. “Right now, all these IoT products are done in silos. Breaking those silos is key to the success […]

Arrayent IoT Security Week: Jul 30 – Aug 4

In honor of the major cyber security conferences starting later this week in Las Vegas, this post will give you a sneak peek of ARRAYENT IOT SECURITY WEEK which will run in our social media feed starting Sunday, July 31st. We’ve scoured the Internet for recent stories about IoT security we think you’ll find important. The importance of IoT security is all the more reason why big consumer brands should partner with an IoT platform company that has 1) been delivering secure IoT solutions for enterprises for at least five years, 2) is focused on security and has gone through multiple security audits by 3rd-party cyber […]

IoT Security for Consumer Brands – Beyond the Numbers

NUMBER ONE: In response to the growth of connected devices, Gartner projects the average security budget for IT (Information Technology), OT (Operational Technology), and IoT (Internet of Things) requirements will rise from less than one percent in 2015 to 20 percent in 2020. (Source: Gartner Newsroom) NUMBER TWO: RnRMarketResearch places the price tag on IoT security going from USD $7.90 billion in 2016 to $36.95 billion by 2021, a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 36.1%. (Source: EETimes) Those are some pretty big numbers. But in fact they are only just that—numbers. What really matters for consumer brands? When it comes […]

IOT VIEWPOINT: DDoS Attacks and IoT Security

Friday October 21st raised a three-alarm emergency for IoT security. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack on Dyn, an East Coast-based company that monitors and routes Internet traffic, brought down major Internet sites in the U.S. and U.K. for the better part of a day. It also put a spotlight on future threats that may loom for unsuspecting consumers with unprotected IoT devices. This particular attack used unsecure devices, such as IP-connected cameras with weak security policies, as tools to perform the attacks through malicious malware. Thankfully, to our knowledge, no Arrayent-enabled products have been impacted by this recent […]

US Department of Homeland Security Issues Principles for Securing the Internet of Things

On Tuesday Nov. 15, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a set of guidelines for developers, manufacturers, service providers, and industrial consumers of IoT devices, called “Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things.” Noting, “the time to address IoT security is right now,” the document comes less than a month after a stunning reminder of the importance of IoT security: the Dyn attack, where hackers used thousands of internet-connected devices around the world to launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused Internet outages to major sites, including Twitter, Netflix and Paypal. The DHS said […]

Security: The IoT Industry Will Up Its Game in 2017

The fourth in a series taking a closer look at Arrayent’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017. No. 4: IoT in 2017…will demonstrate the IoT industry is upping their collective game with security becoming of paramount importance. Headline-making incidents like the botnet that took over unsecured webcams and DVRs to generate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks last fall tripped an industry-wide alarm about security. Quite simply: every device—no matter how banal—increases privacy and security concerns when connected through the Internet. And even though FDR counseled we have nothing to fear but fear itself, fear itself won’t secure these devices. IOT SECURITY IS A PHILOSOPHY Lack of […]