Arrayent Blog

July 13, 2017

To Understand IoT Authentication and Authorization You Need To Know ‘OAuth 2.0’

This is the ninth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. The Open Authorization (OAuth) user authentic-cation and authorization framework has become a popular and convenient way to secure access to IoT devices. The Arrayent platform employs […]
July 6, 2017

Data Encryption Is Mission-Critical

This is the eighth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. If your company collects data about your products, customers, employees, or market, the best practice is that you should always encrypt it, whether or not there […]
June 29, 2017

Securing the Identity and Access Management of ‘Things’

This is the seventh in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. Identity and Access Management (IAM) is one of the important considerations IoT platform security teams must address. The challenges are that it is complex, continuously evolving, […]
June 22, 2017

IoT DevOps For Continuous Integration

This is the sixth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. A major impetus for manufacturers is wanting to have connected products that are ‘always on.’ This allows them to innovate faster and deliver product improvements, new functionality, […]
June 15, 2017

DevOps Plays A Key Role In IoT Security

This is the fifth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. If the world has learned anything from the high-profile connected device hacks of the past year, it’s that IoT security cannot be an afterthought. Security has […]
June 15, 2017

Get Dad Something Smart for Father’s Day

If you’re a tech-minded Dad and believe leading tech pundits, your Father’s Day should yield a bounty of Internet-connected gifts. If you are wondering what to buy, the latest research for Father’s Day 2017 indicates that the best way to a Dad’s heart is through his desire for an electronic gift (18%), now beating out power tools (15%), sporting event tickets (14%) and camping/fishing/hunting related gifts (10%). Who would have thought? BEST OF FATHER’S DAY CONNECTED GIFT GUIDES As you might expect, the typical Father’s Day gift list for 2017 boasts many connected entertainment devices like 1) Roku or Chromecast, […]
June 8, 2017

The Importance of External IoT Security Audits When Vetting An IoT Platform Partner

This is the fourth in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward.   External audits: detective work or proctology, to IoT platform companies it feels like both Any manufacturer of branded consumer products who is looking to partner […]
June 1, 2017

Tackling International Security and Privacy Compliance

This is the third in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. At Arrayent, we counsel consumer brands that are embarking on a connected product strategy that security cannot be an afterthought because so much is at stake. […]
May 25, 2017

Security Is Everyone’s Job

This is the second in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward.  We began our series looking at IoT security through an organizational lens. This week we are looking through a cultural lens: How can companies build a […]
May 18, 2017

IoT Security Starts With People

This is the first in a series of Arrayent blog posts on IoT security. The series is written for employees of companies who sell connected products, especially those new to IoT. With this series, we hope to bring a basic level of awareness and understanding of key issues that face everyone who develops connected consumer products. We also hope to stimulate an ongoing dialog that helps move the conversation about connected products security forward. Preparing the workforce of a traditional product manufacturer that is facing the challenge of having Internet-connected products for the first time is fundamentally different than securing […]