NIST seeks IoTse­cu­rity

Health Data Management - - NEWSLINE -

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.

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