IoT Design Weekly – 04.07.2017  
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IoT Design Weekly – 04.07.2017

Features

CSPN: What U.S. companies need to know about the security certification process
CSPN: What U.S. companies need to know about the security certification process

While Common Criteria (CC) and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) have long been the gold standard of certifications, the Certification Securite de Premier Niveau (CSPN) is fast-becoming popular in Europe, but currently only legally applies to the French marketplace. If your company has an Internet-enabled device it wants to sell to the French government – such as a phone or camera, for example – it must be CSPN certified.

IoT Development Kit Guide

Help for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) design engineers to efficiently identify evaluation kits for system prototyping.

The Inside Story: How the IIC’s Connectivity Framework Guides IIoT Connectivity Selection

Sponsored by: RTI
April 11, 2pm ET

Make your device unattractive to hackers: Design in security early on
Make your device unattractive to hackers: Design in security early on

Stuxnet. Black Hat insulin pump hack. Jeeps driving off the side of the road. Mirai botnet malware. It used to be difficult to argue that embedded devices need security, and even more difficult to convince designers to factor it into their designs. After these attacks, the argument hardly needs to be made: connected, embedded devices need security.

Ensuring a safe medical design
Ensuring a safe medical design

Until recently, developers and manufacturers of medical devices have not been required to consider security in their products. New guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and expanded European Union requirements for personal data protection, now make security design in medical devices a necessity. While IT network attacks get most of the press, it is important to remember that physical attacks, such as accessing a maintenance serial port, can be just as dangerous.

Blogs and Columns

Embedded systems engineers are dropping the ball when it comes to security!
Embedded systems engineers are dropping the ball when it comes to security!

In an eye-opening embedded systems safety and security survey conducted by the Barr Group, 28 percent of respondents said the systems they work on could cause injury or fatalities and 60 percent of the respondents said their systems were connected to the Internet. Disturbingly, even when their systems could be dangerous and were on the Internet, 22 percent of engineers said security was not a design requirement on their project.

Assigning an ID to ‘things’ with secure SD cards
Assigning an ID to ‘things’ with secure SD cards

IT security professionals know that identification, authentication and authorization are the three steps to access a “secure channel”. Clear identification of individuals is the first step to safeguard communication. Encryption is the second.

Reference design lets you protect your IoT devices
Reference design lets you protect your IoT devices

Using elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) public-key cryptography, the MaxRefDes155# makes it easy to develop devices that can authenticate and manage a sensing node with control and notification from a web server or network controller.

Executive Outlook

Safety-critical software development surprisingly short on standards, analysis, and review

Recent survey data indicates that static code analysis, peer review, and basic coding standards are being neglected in the development of safety-critical connected embedded devices. In our monthly safety and security interview with Andrew Girson, Co-Founder and CEO of embedded consulting firm Barr Group, he picks apart the recent findings.

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Marketplace

Mocana unveils next-generation security platform for Industrial IoT devices and clouds
Mocana unveils next-generation security platform for Industrial IoT devices and clouds

Moana Corporation has announced the availability of the Mocana IoT Security Platform, a full-stack security solution to protect industrial IoT devices, industrial clouds and device-to-cloud communications.

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SoftBank to Sell Electric Imp's IoT Development Kits to Accelerate IoT Product Development in Japan
SoftBank to Sell Electric Imp's IoT Development Kits to Accelerate IoT Product Development in Japan

SoftBank Corp. has announced it will sell Electric Imp's IoT QuickStart Family, a platform that supports companies producing IoT items with new ideas and prototyping efforts.

Microchip Simplifies the Development of Smart, Connected and Secure Solutions with a Hardware Cryptography-Enabled Microcontroller
Microchip Simplifies the Development of Smart, Connected and Secure Solutions with a Hardware Cryptography-Enabled Microcontroller

The CEC1702 hardware cryptography-enabled microcontroller is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The CEC1702 addresses the increasing need for security measures, such as secure boot, driven by the continual growth of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

 
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