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The IoT Security Challenge

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Encryption Integrity Authentication Gartner predicts there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2020. This is an unprecedented number of smart devices—exceeding the number of cellphones and computers in the world today— which will enable new efficiencies, communication methods, and modes of commerce. New technologies also mean new threats to data security, users, and enterprises. DigiCert's IoT Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) platform is a proven comprehensive solution purpose-built for IoT efficiency, automation, and high performance. DigiCert provides management capabilities and data security protection for smart devices, industrial sensors, manufacturing systems, and healthcare devices. The DigiCert PKI uses three critical security components to ensure connected devices are secure and users are safe. The IoT Security Challenge Authentication Digital certificates are used to verify identity, ensure only trusted devices can connect, and authenticate messages sent back and forth. How PKI Solves IoT Security Challenges The IoT Security Challenge What types of devices can be secured with PKI? A PKI deployment strategy can be developed for any type of IoT environment. In today's world of internet-connected devices, there are numerous systems that need to be secured: • SCADA • Servers • Home security systems • Wearables and fitness devices • Industrial and automated manufacturing equipment • Robotics • Smart devices and home automation systems • Wifi hotspots • Medical devices and equipment Encryption Digital certificates encrypt data in transit and protect the information communicated between systems, users, and devices from eavesdropping. Integrity Digital certificates act as an integrity control when used to sign software, firmware, or configuration settings to prohibit tampering. A PKI Solution

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