The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving from a centralized structure to a complex network of decentralized smart devices. This shift promises entirely new services and business opportunities. An increasingly connected world will see the growing networking and cloud-enablement of all sorts of physical devices from machines through cars to home appliances. It is even transforming manufacturing as we move towards the fourth “industrial revolution”. Accelerated by initiatives such as the German Government’s Industrie 4.0 (industrial internet) project, this stage of industrial development will see the emergence of smart factories powered and secured by smart semiconductor solutions capable of sharing information and optimizing processes across the entire value chain.
The IoT is built on many different semiconductor technologies, including power management devices, sensors and microprocessors. Performance and security requirements vary considerably from one application to another. One thing is constant, however. And that is the fact that the success of smart homes, connected cars and Industrie 4.0 factories hinges on user confidence in robust, easy-to-use, fail-safe security capabilities. The greater the volume of sensitive data we transfer over the IoT, the greater the risk of data and identity theft, device manipulation, data falsification, IP theft and even server/network manipulation.
Partner of choice for IoT security
Infineon has developed a broad range of easy-to-deploy semiconductor technologies to counter growing security threats in the IoT. These solutions enable system and device manufacturers as well as service providers to capitalize on growth opportunities by integrating the right level of security without compromising on the user experience. Complemented by software and supporting services, our hardware-based products create an anchor of trust for security implementations, supporting device integrity checks, authentication and secure key management.
The Critical Need for Device IoT Security
Protecting your data and devices begins with encryption. This process ensures privacy, authenticity and security in communication. This overview provides you with the information you need to understand the various device-level encryption options.