IoTAC

The Concept

The IoTAC – Security By Design IoT Development and Certificate Framework with Front-end Access Control – project aims to deliver a secure and privacy-friendly IoT architecture that will facilitate the development of more resilient IoT service environments. Our system, comprising of a secure gateway, runtime security applications and cloud-based service platforms, will provide comprehensive protection for service environments of various industry domains. The technology will not only protect new deployments but can also enhance the security level of legacy operations.

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USPs outline

What is this solution offering that’s different?
Advanced security

The IoTAC architecture comprises high security level components and solutions like the use of chip cards, PKI encryption, root of trust, secure booting, audit logs and many more. Security is assured all through the design, implementation and operation phases.

Modular architecture

The IoTAC architecture comprises multiple hardware and software components which will allow flexible configuration options to support diverse service environments of various security levels. Underlying core features will be supported with optional add-ons.

Multi-layer approach

Security countermeasures will be implemented both at hardware- and at software-level, comprising a secure gateway, front-end access control, honeypots, checkpointing, AI&ML algorithms and a runtime monitoring system.

The IoTAC framework

The IoTAC framework comprises the Security Baseline as the foundation, the IoTAC Software Security by Design (SSD) principles and the Security Assurance Model (SAM) platform, which will unite in a formal Certification procedure exposed as a service.

Use Cases

Proof of domain independence 

Consumer

use case

Smart home

Industrial /

Commercial

use case

Prosumer cell

Airborne

use case

Drone operation

Automated

Driving

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Automated car

Latest news

Mix of research updates, blog content and white papers
News

Towards Smart Home Interoperability Standards

Leading global appliance manufacturers (American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Arçelik, The Electrolux Group, Haier, GE Appliances, Samsung Electronics, and Trane Residential ) formed the Home Connectivity Alliance, which was debuted at the CES 2022. As a standards organization, the alliance aims to enable connected device interoperability across different brands and…
Insights

IoT and Zero Trust Are Incompatible? Just the Opposite

IoT is a big security headache for a lot of reasons. By its very nature, these devices are untrusted. They usually can’t have a security agent installed on them, they are typically designed with little thought to security, and their presence on a network can be difficult to detect as…
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Vulnerability Disclosure Policy of IoT Vendors

The IoT Security Foundation published its “Contemporary Use of Vulnerability Disclosure in IoT” report for the 4th consecutive year. The 2021 edition explored whether the 315 companies observed – providers of B2C (266 companies) and B2B (49 companies) IoT products – comply with the requirements of ETSI 303 645 and…

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