Dutch parliament wants to research safety of IoT

Are the CLICKEY IoT solutions actually secure?

Thu 15 Jun 2017

 

The Dutch parliament would like the government to examine how internet-of-things devices can be better protected against cybercrime. It concerns devices such as routers, webcams or smart thermostats that are connected to the internet. Apart from that, the parliament would like to know what the minimum safety requirements for such devices are, and how they can be enforced.

Hundreds of millions of consumer goods are connected to the internet. These are often not properly secured,for example, the default password is not changed into a self-selected password. This makes it relatively easy for computer criminals to access devices like routers. So-called botnets are automatically trying to hijack as many devices as possible. These networks of infected devices are used for large scale cyber-attacks. "No one is waiting for a massive cyber attack through hacked kettles or refrigerators", write the members of the Dutch parliament in the motion.

Source: NRC

Are the CLICKEY IoT solutions actually secure?

Our solutions are secure! Of course, it is a good thing that there is enough research into the safety of Internet of Things. We do this constantly ourselves, and fortunately receive help as well. Our partner, KPN, gives security issues priority in the development and rollout of the LoRa network. A great advantage is that an IoT network is a separate network. The devices are not directly connected to the ordinary internet or the corporate network. All communication with our CLICKEY platform goes through strict protocols and is fully encrypted. Hacking a CLICKEY device is not possible. The use of our devices for cyber attacks are not either.

Then why all the commotion? That has partly to do with the fact that, in this type of discussion, everything that concerns 'connecting with the internet' is generalized. A Barbie doll is not the same as a professional IoT device, but in many discussions all distinctions are ignored.

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