Icon Labs Provides IoT Security Guide Whitepaper

A Guide to Security Requirements for Various Classes of IoT Devices and Systems

Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of security solutions for IoT and embedded devices, today announced that this whitepaper for IoT Device Engineers and manufacturers is now available at http://www.iconlabs.com/prod/guide-security-requirements-iot-devices-and-systems


Everyone knows that security is critical for IoT devices but how much is needed for various types of devices? Obviously control systems in a nuclear reactor need a higher level of security than that in a home toaster. But how does an engineer decide?

Icon Labs has worked with numerous customers, industry experts and analysts to develop guidelines to make this security design decision a little simpler. The four classes of devices in this whitepaper range from small, Class 1 (8 and 16 bit MCUs) devices that have very little room for additional security protocols to complex Class 4 devices running on embedded Linux, Android, or a full-featured RTOS supporting multiple networking protocols.

"Determining the details of security capabilities and features to be implemented for a given device depends upon the available memory, processing power of the core(s), interfaces, attack vectors, threat analysis, and ultimately, business trade-offs," according to Icon Labs President and Co-Founder Alan Grau. "Companies need to have a consistent approach to security no matter the class of device. Using this framework allows a view of security that is rational and easily implemented."

"Providing adequate security for Internet connected devices is extremely important," says Steve Hoffenberg, director and industry analyst with VDC Research. "Many organizations deciding to build new connected devices can benefit from insights provided by experienced industry participants to improve upon the security capabilities of their existing products and technologies."


About Icon Laboratories, Inc.

Icon Labs, a 2014 Gartner "Cool Vendor" and 2015 Gartner "Select Vendor", is a leading provider of security solutions for IoT and embedded devices, including the award-winning Floodgate Defender and Floodgate Security Framework. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com.

Featured Product

TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

The industry's first comprehensive Robot Integrator Program saves robot integrators significant time and cost investments by allowing them to mark each cell compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06 with the TUV Rheinland Mark. As opposed to a traditional certification or an on-site field labeling, TÜV Rheinland's Robot Integrator Program certifies the knowledge and skill-set of robot integrators in addition to testing robotic cells and processes against ANSI/RIA R15.06. This reduces the need for frequent onsite or off site testing and allows manufacturers to apply a single TÜV Rheinland label to multiple cells. The Robot Integrator Program individually assesses a robot integrator's understanding of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 standard along with the ability to consistently produce compliant robot cells. Following the requirements and procedures of the new program will enable robot integrators to produce individually compliant robotic cells under one serialized TÜV Rheinland Mark, which meets the national electric code and allows acceptance by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and end users.