The wide area network (WAN) and broadband providers will be required to provide IoT connectivity to onboard and service millions of IoT devices and end-point platforms. The device-to-cloud, multi-access edge compute, and cloud-at-the-edge architectures will require trusted connectivity through big data pipelines (secure encrypted tunnels). The emerging 5G network and edge gateways will further increase demand for WAN bandwidth. The incumbent networking equipment vendors will face compliance challenges in the fabric of the edge cloud to meet data privacy and protection requirements.
The strategy will require at least:
The ever growing number of Internet users (3.8 billion as of 2017) will need to cyber-protect 300 billion passwords globally by 2020.
— SC Media
Billions of IoT devices remain insecure due to the lack of essential embedded security. Telecommunications providers and networking equipment manufacturers must secure IoT networks, access points, gateways, and IoT devices. These IoT devices lack strong cryptographic controls—including multi-factor authentication, secure boot, secure update, and secure, encrypted communications—making them vulnerable to attacks.
Mocana’s end-to-end security system is an FIPS 140-2 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.