Today Mocana announced the availability of a cyber protection solution for massive IoT, smart cities and distributed intelligence networks. The solution is based on new device admission control capabilities for Mocana’s TrustPoint™ on-device security software solution.
The new controls allow TrustPoint™-enabled devices with limited memory and processing power, such as process sensors and IoT devices, to use certificate-based authentication and network filtering embedded into the device’s software to defend against network-based cyber attacks.
Mocana’s device admission control capabilities enable sensors and IoT devices to defend against a number of attack scenarios, including:
● Dictionary attacks that determine a user’s password.
● DHCP denial of service (DOS) attacks in which a device attempts to lease all available DHCP IP addresses.
● Replay attacks in which a device appears to be functioning correctly when it has been compromised; and
● Spoofing attacks in which a device attempts to impersonate another device by using a false MAC address or IP address.