IoT security principles are critical – and they already exist

As with all information systems, basic security principles are critical for IoT implementation. The Secure Technology Alliance IoT Security Council recently published a white paper called “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications,” which provides basic security principles for securing IoT.

The security principles for IoT devices are essential to guarantee protected procedures for authorization, confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The CIA security model contains three principles that are essential in information security: confidentiality, integrity and availability. The CIA security principles form these core objectives of information security efforts:

  • Confidentiality - the protection of information, such as computer files or database elements, so that only authorized persons may access it in a controlled way
  • Integrity - not being able to modify information unless proper authorization is used
  • Availability - the presence of information when it is needed by authorized personnel and accessed using proper security measures

The white paper explains how to apply these security principles in real-world scenarios.