Trusted Computing Group to Help Secure the IoT; Webcast April 2nd with Bill Morelli, IHS and TCG Members

Date Published: March, 23, 2015

By now, we’ve seen the headlines. From Stuxnet to hotel locks and automation systems that are easily hacked, the growing IoT has one thing in common: it’s pretty insecure. Last week, TCG announced its work to apply the concepts of trust and porting widely available and supported existing trusted computing solutions for the IoT.

Bill Morelli, IHS Technology, will moderate a TCG webcast on April 2, 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific,, to discuss IoT security issues and applications of trust. Morelli is associate director with the IHS Information Technology and Telecommunications divisions and is the primary analyst responsible for examining the global market for the Internet of Things. He will be joined by speaker Steve Hanna, Infineon and co-chair of TCG’s IoT group, with Stacy Cannady moderating a live Q&A.

As with traditional enterprise computing environments, the IoT can be secured with two questions:

  1. “Who are you?” to establish unique identity
  2. “Can I trust you?” which gathers integrity information about device firmware and hardware.  This information can indicate that the device has been compromised and action can be taken.

TCG already provides a number of widely used and vetted solutions to help enable trust by establishing identity and integrity. For example, in many cases, the TPM can be used in IoT devices as a hardware root of trust for strong device authentication, measured boot, and remote attestation. For IoT devices without a TPM, TCG recommends the deployment of the IF-MAP Metadata for ICS (Industrial Control Systems) Security standard gateway architecture to establish secure and trusted communications for devices with no root of trust. For information, see the TCG Architect’s Guide for ICS Security. Future TCG standards also will consider requirements of the IoT, including power consumption, footprint and cost.

Attending RSA Conference 2015 in April? ITCG will host a panel on the IoT and security at its RSA Conference 2015 session. Panelists include Rich Nass, Open Systems Media; Chuck Benson, University of Washington; Darin Andersen, CyberUnited; and Cannady.

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