This episode starts with a striking comparison of where we are with the Internet and IoT. As they are young organisms, there is a compelling analogy to a human organism – they are vulnerable to various diseases in the early stages of development. That’s why they have to initially develop an immune system.
What are the issues with IoT?
The idea behind IoT is to create a system that stores all data required by human beings without having a direct hand in collecting it. Research suggests that the impact of IoT on the world will be monumental in upcoming years. In an era of increased connectivity and IoT, customers have never been exposed to greater risk in the form of phishing attacks, identity and data theft, and more.
However, there are more problems with the IoT:
The Global Risks Report of 2018 highlights the menace of cyber-attacks and the danger to all interconnected enterprises if the IoT is compromised as a result of internal weaknesses.
Another pressing issue with the IoT is that of user privacy. As users have grown more aware of the extent of cyber-surveillance, they have begun taking their privacy more seriously and thus demand that the ultimate control over their data should remain with them.
Lack of encryption & Data protection
As the most recent studies show over 80% of the traffic between the IoT devices is not encrypted and is being sent with the open text. That leads to very serious threat of stealing data, manipulating it, misinformation on the massive scale.
Observing the traces of this digital war, it is highly likely that the next potential threats to IoT would be cloud networks. This is because cloud networks have the biggest data stocks to run the IoT.
The risk of losing important data via hacks is a dangerous proposition not just for corporations, but also for nations via cross-border attacks. The World Economic Forum predicts that these attacks will propel nations to create internet walls that will limit the activity of the IoT to particular regions.
How ELIoT Pro can be an immune system to the IoT world?
ELIoT Pro is this kind of immune system which offers maturing technologies of the Internet, and especially IoT, grow their own protection capabilities. This is the approach that Cyberus Labs is offering to users. It’s the world’s first password-free cybersecurity solution specifically designed for IoT networks that protects the whole entire system.
ELIoT Pro solution is truly universal. We can install it to match specific requirements of many IoT systems from Industrial IoT, Healthcare, Smart Buildings to Smart Cities.
ELIoT Pro offer ultra-secure, yet easy-to-use, end-to-end protection for your IoT systems, based on four components:
- Secure Human-to-Machine (H2M)
Password-free authentication so there’s nothing for hackers to steal.
- Secure Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
Communication for all IoT devices, regardless of memory, battery life or computational power limits thanks to innovative “Lightweight” Encryption methodology.
- The Rules Engine & Flight Envelope
Constantly monitors and anomaly detection your IoT system to measure device outputs or inputs and determine if they are within a safe operating range.
- AI-based Self-Healing Engine
ELIoT Pro predicts, prevents and instructs your system to process an upgrade, purchase a replacement or a service as may be needed, to make your IoT systems more efficient than ever.
Role of Horizon 2020
ELIoT Pro has been developed and brought to market thanks to the investment of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and development program.
Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation developed by SMEs through the SME instrument. The SME instrument offers Europe’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs the chance to step forward and request funding for breakthrough ideas with the potential to create entirely new markets or revolutionise existing ones.