The internet of things (IoT) is growing very quickly, and protecting communications with and between the internet-connected smart things is crucial. “But there’s still a lack of understanding of how to build secure IoT applications. At Hannover Messe 2019, we show how to ensure mutual authentication, encryption, and data integrity,” says Thorsten Gahrmann, director of IoT sales at identity and security company Nexus Group.
The IoT is already connecting more than 20 billion devices, and it’s predicted to grow to 75 billion internet-connected things by 2025. One area that’s growing especially quickly is the industrial internet of things (IIoT), which is the use of IoT technologies to enhance manufacturing and industrial processes.
Trusted identities are paramount
“To enable protected communication in the IoT, all connected devices, services and people must have trusted and verifiable identities,” says Gahrmann.
The best available security technology for issuing and managing these identities is public key infrastructure (PKI). Nexus offers a PKI platform that’s flexible and scalable, and proven in many critical deployments.
“There’s a huge interest in our solution. One of the world’s largest…