NIST seeks IoTsecurity
Cryptography experts specializing in secure communications at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are looking for ways to protect data created by tiny networked devices being used in Internet of Things applications and projects. These tiny IoT devices, which include sensors, actuators (components of a machine that move or control a mechanism or system) and other micromachines will need a new class of defense mechanisms against cyberattacks. A major challenge to using the devices is that current encryption methods may demand more electronic resources than the devices can hold, experts say. NIST has sent out a call for a project to develop ways to secure data in a constrained environment and seeks help in developing requirements and guidelines.