When considering embedded IoT solutions, security is a balance between three parts that are often in tension: economic cost, benefit, and risk.
- Cost – Pertains to the price for designing security into industrial applications versus “bolting” it on, the urgency of time to market, and the value of your brand’s reputation.
- Benefit – The benefits of integrated security allow you gain immediate access to critical features such as secure connections, authenticated boot, encrypted data storage, access-controlled ports, secure software updates, and seamless integration of the dedicated on-module Secure Element (SE).
- Risk – With remote and distributed wireless networks, hackers do not need physical access to devices such as USB outlets or network ports, putting remote industrial applications even more at risk to communication attacks, software attacks, invasive hardware attacks, and non-invasive hardware attacks can be classified in terms of investment, the type of attacker, and equipment involved.
Designing and building connected products can be accelerated by using a secure and cost-effective System-on-Module (SOM) platform, a surface mount form factor that provides simple design freedom with unlimited access to interfaces, and out-of-the-box integrated security that is reliable, allowing you to focus on accelerated product development and delivering products that take advantage of the benefits of connectivity.
To help designers and builders effectively respond to the IoT security mandate, Digi experts developed Digi TrustFence™, a fully integrated, tested, and complete Linux device security framework. The built-in security of Digi TrustFence provides immediate access to critical features and easy integration to handle security for your embedded IoT device.