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Chip-to-Cloud IoT: a step towards Web 3.0

Chip-to-Cloud IoT: a step towards Web 3.0
Written by ga_dahmani
Chip-to-Cloud IoT: a step towards Web 3.0

During the first six months of 2021, IoT devices were breached 1.51 billion timesa significant increase from just 639 million breaches observed during all of 2020. This issue can be attributed to the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Windows Server Message Block (SMB), and neither can be avoided. in the age of remote work.

But while these technologies offer unprecedented levels of data mobility and oversight for many interconnected physical and digital systems in industrial environments, they also make it easier for malicious actors to penetrate the very fabric of our lives if left unprotected.

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This makes it even more important for DevOps teams and developers to prioritize cybersecurity when building systems for IoT. It is important to address the inherent issues security flaws such as easy-to-crack usernames and passwords or storing unprotected data on remote access servers.

There is a way that developers and DevOps professionals can help curb the ever-increasing cases of cybercrime, and it’s called chip-to-cloud IoT. Let’s explore how it is emerging as a viable way to build a more secure, more valuable, and more decentralized system for all.

IoT: Understanding Inherent Security Challenges

It’s best to research potential cybersecurity issues that may be occurring in your organization before finding ways to protect your IoT platforms with solutions like a Shift security left (meaning that security is built in early in the application development process) or a decentralized approach to IoT, as we’ll see later.

Some common security concerns include:

Vulnerabilities in Software and Firmware

It can be challenging to ensure the security of IoT systems due to the following security flaws:

  • Lack of computing capacity to provide adequate integrated security
  • Inefficient access control in IoT systems
  • Insufficient funds to adequately test and further develop firmware security
  • Lack of regular patches and updates as a result of technical and budget constraints on IoT devices
  • Vulnerabilities that cannot be fixed because users do not regularly update their devices
  • Older devices may not be compatible with the latest software updates
  • Easy accessibility means attackers could insert damaged chips or hack via radio waves.

Potential for cloud breaches

Hackers can gain access to data processed by your IoT system by intercepting unencrypted messages.

Your device may contain sensitive information such as your location, bank account information, and medical records. Attackers can access critical information in many other ways, including by exploiting weakly protected communications.

Even if all the data is transported to cloud storage, intruders can potentially target applications hosted in the cloud. Therefore, the risk of data leaks is not only from the devices themselves, but also of the cloud environments to which they are connected. That’s why DevOps professionals, developers, and software engineers must find ways to protect technology from the start and prevent hackers from invading the cloud.

Malicious software risks

a recent Zscaler survey revealed that smart TVs, set-top boxes, and smart watches are the most susceptible to malware attacks.

If attackers successfully infiltrate an IoT system or insert malware, they may be able to change its functionality, acquire personal data, and carry out other malicious activities that can put device owners and users at risk.

The problem is that manufacturers struggle to maintain adequate software security to keep their devices safe. Security often takes a backseat when these devices are built, leaving buyers to bear the consequences if they get infected with malware.

How Chip-to-Cloud IoT Minimizes Security Risk

There are two ways for organizations to improve their IoT security.

The first step is to ensure that both device manufacturers and software developers adhere to strong security principles. If the value chain is exposed, the solution must be from the chip to the cloud.

Second, they must take a deep approach to protecting key technology by overlaying security controls to create a shielded IoT infrastructure.

The chip-to-cloud architecture enables the creation of secure, low-power networks of IoT devices that can communicate directly with cloud hosting platforms The collective effort to build a cloud-first technology stack has been costly, inefficient, and unreliable.

Traditionally, IT professionals have used non-machine-hosted security tools, such as firewalls, to protect IoT devices. The chip-to-cloud architecture aims to correct this underlying flaw.

Chip-to-Cloud IoT Features

On-board security and computational power are two of the biggest shortcomings of IoT devices. In addition to being more powerful and secure than previous models, IoT devices built with chip-to-cloud security are also more energy efficient.

These are the features that make chip-to-cloud technology so effective:

  • An integrated crypto engine
  • Random number generator
  • Sufficient Random Access Memory (RAM)

How does it work

Reliable software design is essential for IoT devices and other devices connected to the Internet. It prevents hackers from stealing your ID or duplicating your device for ulterior motives. Chip-to-cloud delivers on all fronts.

These chipset features confer an additional security advantage. Each IoT node is cryptographically unique, making it nearly impossible for a hacker to impersonate it and gain access to the larger corporate network it’s connected to. Chip-to-cloud speeds things up by eliminating the need for traffic delays between software and edge nodes that are ready to act on the information.

The chip-to-cloud architecture of the Internet of Things is secure by design. New tools are being developed to provide legacy and custom equipment with data mobility capabilities, much like the IoT today.

However, chip-to-cloud chipsets are always connected to the cloud. As a result, the availability of assets and the speed of digital communication between nodes, departments and facilities will improve significantly. Chip-to-cloud IoT is a important step forward in the evolution of IoT towards Web3. Experts predict that IoT device customers and value producers will benefit more from these design principles than centralized providers.

Chip-to-Cloud enables IoT decentralization

The traditional IoT approach is to cover an existing cloud of linked devices with third-party firewalls and other security measures. Its equivalent image would be a single umbrella covering a family of 12, or at least attempting to do so. The protocols that govern security must be central to decentralization.

Chip-to-cloud IoT is a uniquely protected and powerful chipset that can be installed inside every device, giving you a much larger connection in the IoT chain than the average IoT device.

The cloud administrator or analytics application receives data from each node in real time using chip-to-cloud technology. The process doesn’t add another layer of protection; instead, it reduces the latency and loss of data packets as they travel from one destination to another.

The future of the IoT

In the wake of recent world events, the overall cloud technology and chip-to-cloud architecture are receiving huge investment. IoT can provide the data that businesses and organizations need to fuel their customer engagement portals, machine maintenance platforms, and business planning tools.

That said, the Internet of Things will not be entirely secure, even with chip-to-cloud technology. Companies must have a safety-centric culturestandards to manage new IT investments and the experience to choose the best technology partners.

The transition to Web3 will likely be combined with future Web3 innovations, such as blockchain, to improve its usefulness and security. Seeing how the world’s genuine value creators use these robust new tools will be intriguing.

conclusion

It is essential to consider security from the beginning of any IoT project. Maintaining comprehensive cybersecurity in IoT environments is challenging due to the increasing frequency of cyberattacks and increasingly complicated system vulnerabilities.

The security of IoT devices is essential to the operation of many businesses, and even entire economies. Engineers are under increasing pressure to ensure that the rapidly growing number of interconnected devices is secure. This is why chip to cloud technology is about to become the next big thing in this field. Are you ready to be the change?

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