IoT security toolkit integrates with ThingSpace IoT Cloud
IoT and edge devices can be secured and integrated with the Floodgate IoT Security Toolkit from Icon Labs. It enables IoT edge devices to be securely integrated with IoT cloud platforms and has been integrated with Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Platform and Verizon’s IoT Secure Credentialing Servicer (IoT SC). It has been demonstrated on the Renesas Synergy platform. The toolkit provides security management for remote IoT devices from a single user interface. It provides connectivity to the cloud over a secure communication link for both normal device operation and for security management. There are critical security counter measures to protect the device from attack, intrusion detection to identify when the device is being attacked, and security management to respond to attacks.
Alerts from the intrusion detection module inform the user of security anomalies. Alerts are sent to the security management systems, allowing changes to security policies to be pushed out to each device in real-time. The management system also supports software updates to be securely transmitted and installed, all using the same management interface.
Critical security countermeasures include secure boot, encrypted communication, an endpoint firewall, and mutual authentication based on PKI certificates.
According to the company, the toolkit is the industry’s most complete security platform for IoT devices, providing a full suite of device protection, secure credentialing services, and integration with IoT cloud services. The toolkit includes the Floodgate Security Framework elements: secure boot, secure software updates, firewall, intrusion detection, MQTT, TLS, key management/SCEP, and a management agent.
The toolkit supports any embedded OS including embedded Linux, Nucleus, ThreadX, UC/OS-III, LynxOS, VxWorks and other RTOSes.