Creating security in your Internet or Things application

By | October 28, 2017

The worldwide network of connected devices, Internet or Things (IoT), is everywhere. As technology evolves, the number of devices is also linked to the cloud. The FOW community predicts between 26 and 212,000,000,000 devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Since the navigation car to your new refrigerator, the building’s climate control retail outlet, these advanced integrated systems are often attacked by hackers, hurting to steal your data to use their devices as a gateway to your network or other maladministration. As technologies evolve, also do the methods to violate these integrated systems.


The ability to transfer data through a cloud-based network has changed the way we do business. While the Internet of Things is scalable and flexible, data sharing cloud is becoming increasingly risky because hackers are looking for potentially serious damage. The increasing vulnerability of data transmission through cloud-based infrastructure causes real care for designers, programmers and security experts because they have trouble keeping these connected systems safe.


Modeling threats: First step in preventing violations:

You probably stumbled upon a fictional FBI agent who is challenged to “think like” the serial killer that keeps track of. The same goes for IT infrastructure and security experts. To find out where the following vulnerability can occur, think of your opponent, conduct threat modeling exercises that try to suggest and simulate how an external opportunist can abuse their devices. Consider these common hacker goals:
• Accept: Chrysler had to connect a security hole that hackers could use to control their vehicles while they were in motion.

• Destroy the device or its data: whether it’s data or ownership, it’s a serious violation.

• Denial of Service (DOS): Flood your system and block functionality.

• Forgetting or stealing data: An important feature of IoT devices is the recording of intelligent sensor data; Opponents can want that information, or they can fake the sensor reports to hide other things they do.

• Indirect attack: hackers use a device type to enter another part of the network.



These are all typical threats to consider while planning strategies to improve network security.
Improve and develop security for integrated networks


The concept of networks of things is a relatively new idea, but many of the things have taken place for some time and can be based on embedded operating software. Adding connectivity to those things without making them robust and secure is the problem along the way. If technicians allow the necessary resources to develop a secure code, add security to your new product. To learn more about the tools and techniques that help with this process, we recommend that you start with the Build Security Security In website of the Homeland Security Department. You will learn how programmers can use tools to identify vulnerabilities, since the code has been written, instead of correcting the problems after the fact.



The security test protocols that you must apply to the IOT include:
• Defense of applications: the best defense is also a major violation; Make sure you have security protocols in all stages of the development phase, including the use of embedded third-party code.

• Device defense: basic concepts include password protection, protocols and patches. When it is practical, including two factors, permission for the end user is a very strong defense.

• Dynamic application security tests (DAST): DAST checks weaknesses when the application is active, trying a “friendly attack” through automation during development.

• Network defense: monitoring of external threats through the intrusion detection system (IDS) software.

• Shared threat intelligence: sharing threats as they arise through the Information Sharing and Information Sharing Center (IT-ISAC) helps IT professionals stay informed.

• User problems: training end users in their cybersecurity responsibilities is critical to the success of their network.


The IoT design is a new limit for the typical application developer. The prevention of malicious attacks on the network is one of our biggest challenges. Following these protocols creates a safety culture from design to implementation and significantly reduces risks.

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