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Digital Trust for
Smart Homes

What are the top cyber risks for Smart Home technology?

The media and entertainment industry is as close to home as it gets. The set top boxes, broadband routers, and 5G gateways are at your doorstep. The implications of data privacy and protection for the consumer are paramount here given the nature of home surveillance systems and information gathering that occurs here. For the business, the major risks are loss of revenue from clones, piracy and theft of bandwidth, and flight of intellectual property. In a competitive marketplace with online stores for home-based entertainment platforms, this industry is poised to stream content and containerized applications to edge cloud platforms. This raises the bar for data privacy and protection at higher data rates, and trusted data for artificial intelligence and analytics at the backend.

How do I build a stronger Smart Home security posture?

End-to-end Smart Home security will require at least the following actions:

  • Securing the on-premise equipment
  • Securing the digital secrets keys that offer such security countermeasures
  • Rotating the digital secrets at scale and as a remote maintenance activity—as a mitigation strategy for tamper- resistance
  • Using X.509 digital certificates for key lifecycle management from a secure facility for effective licensing and
  • Tamper-resistant content delivery through the supply chain for traceability

How does Digital + Mocana integrate into
Smart Home systems?

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What Smart Home devices are most vulnerable to cyberattack?

Home networking and threat detection technologies are not enough to defend the connected home against modern cyber attacks. Many surveillance cameras, entry and safety systems, thermostats, home appliances, multi-function printers, smart lighting, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are vulnerable due to a lack of strong cryptographic controls, including multi-factor authentication, secure boot, secure update, and secure, encrypted communications.

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What cybersecurity standards apply to Smart Home technologies?

Smart building technology manufacturers and building operators must ensure compliance with cybersecurity standards such as NIST 800-53, IEC 62443-3-3, and FIPS 140-3. Keeping up with these standards as well as emerging standards from the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Industrie 4.0 can be challenging.

How does DigiCert + Mocana bring
Digital Trust into Smart Homes?

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Used by more than 200 OEMs to protect more than 100 million devices.

Mocana’s end-to-end security system is an FIPS 140-3 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving industrial automation manufacturers, OEMs and critical infrastructure operators an easy way to harden electronic control units and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well  secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.

Learn more about DigiCert + Mocana solutions


Control center for managing devices in the field


Plug-and-play on-device clients that secure operations


SDK that simplifies business application development

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