The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly evolving and culminating into an intelligent, invisible network fabric that can be sensed, controlled and programmed. Undoubtedly, as we stridently embrace the IoT economy, information security threats against organisations of all sizes will become increasingly more common and sophisticated.

Every player with a stake in IoT is well aware that security is paramount for the safe and reliable operation of IoT devices. The fact that these devices are constantly generating huge amounts of data is driving the need for faster networks, larger storage capabilities, and enhanced security. The daily journey undertaken by trillions of pieces of IoT data is a precarious one. Data transfer mechanisms using supposedly secure protocols are not only compromised but also cannot be guaranteed end to end. With most IoT endpoints sitting in potentially hostile environments and with little or no security on the devices themselves many attacks are now targeted at data whilst in storage. With the explosive adoption of IaaS and PaaS underpinning the relentless pace of change driving IoT, our precious data is facing a threat landscape of previously unimaginable proportions. It is imperative that appropriate, definitive, action is taken to significantly reduce or eliminate these threats. Device Authority has responded to this need with the development of its Data Centric Security Platform.

Device Authority's platform enables organisations to secure their Machine-to-Machine (M2M) information assets in motion and at rest. By using a simple policy driven approach, devices can be securely authenticated and critical data can be easily secured using industry proven and accepted cryptographic technology. Importantly Device Authority secures the data itself, providing a persistent protective vault around every data element, wherever it resides ensuring integrity, privacy, and compliance.

Device Authority is completely hardware, software, and security system agnostic, providing ultimate flexibility for securing information wherever it resides. The Cryptosoft platform allows organisations to add security services anywhere in a workflow without disrupting the business processes. The company’s platform, in contrast to the existing market solutions, secures the information at the source, so a customer’s data is protected both in storage and in transit.

The company offers data security services for mobile network operators and solves the problem of securing information flow within the corporate data centre, the cloud, and mobile devices, while preserving existing information security investments. This allows service providers to concentrate on core functionality, while Device Authority eliminates the costs associated with building an in-house security solution.

Numerous organisations have leveraged Device Authority as their standard stage for provisioning Security as a Service, streamlining construction modeling, and lessening business hazard. Recently, Device Authority helped a global pharmaceutical organisation to consolidate over one hundred bespoke data security solutions in just six weeks.

Darron Antill