IoT Device Lifecycle: Where Security Fits In

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Embedded hardware security can help secure IoT devices. But because IoT ecosystems involve a multitude of IoT devices and have the potential to be complex, the process of securely onboarding, configuring, updating, and operating devices must be taken into account across device categories and industries.

To identify how to apply security principles within IoT ecosystems, it is useful to analyze the situation through the connected device’s lifecycle:

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  • Product development
  • Manufacturing
  • Provisioning
  • Operation
  • Change of ownership
  • Removal from service

The Secure Technology Alliance IoT Security Council recently published a white paper called “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications,” which outlines how to use embedded hardware security for IoT applications. Check it out for a more intensive explanation.