Peer-reviewed guidance for creating secure connected devices now available

Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:35

The prpl Foundation, an open-source non-profit organization, has announced the availability of a new document, ‘Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Embedded Computing’, which describes a hardware-led approach to connected device security that is easy to implement, scalable and interoperable.  The guidance aims to improve security for devices in a rapidly expanding connected world where failure to do so can result in significant harm to businesses. 

Embedded systems and connected devices are already deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, and the footprint is expanding at a staggering rate. Gartner estimates that 4.9 billion connected things were in use by the end of 2015, a 30 percent increase from 2014. This will rise to 25 billion by 2020 as consumer-facing applications drive volume growth, while enterprise sales account for the majority of revenue.

Security is a core need for manufacturers, developers, service providers and others who produce and use connected devices. Most of these – especially those used on the Internet of Things – rely on a complex web of embedded systems. Securing these systems is a major challenge, yet failure to do so can result in catastrophic consequences.

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