Networking is an important part of the new generation of information technology, and its development momentum is booming. According to the “Internet of Things White Paper (2020)” issued by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, authoritative organizations such as Ericsson and CSMA predict that by 2025, there will be about 25 billion Internet of Things devices in the world, of which China’s Internet of Things devices will reach 80. Billion units.

The continuous growth of large-scale applications of the Internet of Things has brought opportunities for rapid development for countless companies, but at the same time, many hidden dangers such as fragmentation and an excessively high proportion of open source codes have also been exposed, which also threaten the security of the Internet of Things. Therefore, continuously developing solutions are needed to add guarantees to the security of the Internet of Things.

01/The hidden dangers of IoT security that cannot be ignored

The application scenarios of the Internet of Things are very wide. From the perspective of user categories, it can be divided into the Industrial Internet of Things and the Consumer Internet of Things. The huge difference in application scenarios and product forms has led to the serious fragmentation of the IoT market, and the lack of a common software platform and unified standards also makes IoT device manufacturers who seek rapid development have no time to deal with the “security” vulnerabilities caused by the Internet of Things. problem. Once a security breach or system defect occurs, information and data will face the risk of leakage, which will not only seriously damage the interests of end users, but also pose a great threat to related enterprise operations.

In 2020, my country’s Internet of Things open source code accounted for as much as 82%. Many people attribute the reason why the Internet of Things is repeatedly broken by hackers to open source. Although open source code is different from productized code, code that has not undergone systematic security audits often has many problems. But this does not mean that open source code is a scourge. For example, in the existing operating systems, both open source Linux and closed source Windows are crowded by a large number of users. According to the vulnerability database statistics of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the number of closed-source Windows vulnerabilities is higher. Therefore, if an open source community can be well operated and the open source team can quickly respond to security threats, such high-quality open source products will certainly be able to effectively help the IoT industry go faster and further.

02/Guarding the security of the Internet of Things needs to “prescribe the right medicine”

In recent years, the security issues of the Internet of Things have been frequently pushed to the forefront. In May of this year, the U.S. pipeline was paralyzed by hackers and had to pay a ransom to restore fuel supply. Coincidentally, in June this year, my country’s central government united with multiple departments to crack down on criminals cracking and selling the private content of the seller’s cameras. From the perspective of IoT security incidents that have occurred in recent years, the security risks in the IoT field are mainly concentrated on the equipment side, transmission process, and service side. Among them, the device side is the place where security issues are most likely to occur. The main types include privacy leaks, malicious code attacks, data theft, data tampering, and firmware integrity damage. Therefore, effective solutions are needed to prescribe the right medicine to plan a safe road for the development of the Internet of Things.

At present, in the security solutions on the IoT device side, based on the security chip, the solution equipped with a universal security operating system and its extension has firmly controlled most of the market with its years of layout, and has become a recognized protection for the Internet of Things The safe optimal solution is also the first choice of many industries and enterprises. Entropy Technology has been innovative and upgraded based on this preferred optimal solution, and independently developed the core product-XCOS.

03/Building industry benchmarks to empower IoT security

The security of the Internet of Things in my country is still in its infancy, and leading companies with scientific and technological strength and strategic vision are urgently needed for various issues, and the attitude of attaching importance to the security of the Internet of Things is radiated to the entire industry. As a technological leader in the field of secure operating systems, Entropy Technology has been committed to protecting the security of the Internet of Things with technological innovation, and looks forward to realizing high-quality localized technologies to help manufacturers quickly and efficiently protect the information and system security of the Internet of Things.

Relying on its insight and experience in the security field of the Internet of Things, Entropy has independently developed a security software product that meets industry standards—XCOS, which can not only be used for smart cards and mobile payments in traditional fields, but also provides a complete Internet of Things end-side solution plan. The constantly escalating “vulnerabilities” and attack methods of the Internet of Things not only expose the vulnerability of the Internet of Things, but also mean that solutions must continue to keep pace with the times and use safer solutions to protect the safety of the Internet of Things. Entropy’s core product XCOS can provide services such as firmware protection, system security boot, data encryption, secret key protection, remote identity authentication, etc., which greatly enhances the security of the system. At the same time, XCOS provides an efficient and flexible API to ensure the convenience of development and integration.

As we all know, the improvement of the security level of the domestic Internet of Things cannot be achieved overnight and alone. Every enterprise should take the responsibility of becoming an industry benchmark and establishing an industry ecology and jointly contribute to the security of the Internet of Things. Only in this way can the Internet of Things be quickly implemented. The momentum of development has been maintained for a long time, braving the wind and waves, and growing rapidly.

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