The number of connected IoT and IIoT devices is growing rapidly every second. When it comes to big connected systems, it might be an idea to stay away from the cloud to protect your products and utilities from cyberattacks and be sustainable by saving energy.
McKinsey Global Institute claims that 127 new IoT devices connect to the internet every second. Consumers are more connected than ever, owning an average of four IoT devices communicating with the cloud. And according to Velvetech, the most common concern of users and developers in 2022 was regarding security, particularly overcoming challenges and issues connected to it. This is probably because, in 2021, there were 1.5 billion cyberattacks focused solely on IoT devices. This has resulted in many developers and experts exploring blockchain technology and end-to-end solutions to help protect user privacy.
Even if private consumers have their ongoing personal fights, trying to keep the hustlers on the other side of their connected personal fence, the situation is even more emergent and frightening when it comes to large AI-driven systems of IoT and IIoT. It might concern road maintenance, hospital care, or an extensive system of utilities or machines in a factory. Still, the threat of data intrusion gets more hazardous the larger the system and the more nodes and utilities are connected to it. And the areas where big IoT and IIoT systems are put to work are ever-expanding. Forbes has predicted that the IIoT market could add $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030.
There are several ways to protect large IoT and IIoT systems from cyberattacks. You can use strong and unique passwords for all devices and accounts within the system and regularly update the firmware and software of all devices to ensure they have protection against known vulnerabilities. Also, there is the possibility of Implementing network segmentation to isolate different parts of the system and limit the potential damage of an attack. Of course, there is an immediate need for a firewall to block unauthorized access to the network.
To mention some other ways of protection, you can regularly monitor the system for unusual activity and suspicious network traffic, utilize intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) to detect and prevent attacks in real time, and use encryption to protect sensitive data transmitted over the network. Conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential weaknesses in the system and have an incident response plan in place. In case of any attack, you know what steps must be taken and who needs to be informed.
It's important to note that no single of these solutions can provide complete protection, so a combination of as many as possible of the measures is recommended. Additionally, it is vital to stay up-to-date on the latest IoT security threats and best practices and work with experienced security professionals to ensure your system is as secure as possible. But as long as you send all your big data back and forth from the cloud, it will be impossible to be completely secure because all clouds are directly connected to the World Wide Web (WWW).
Naturally, there is only one way to protect a significant IoT or IIoT system from different types of cyberattacks, and that is to go beyond cyber. IoE Corp provides a solution for the new world of smart cities, for incorporated AI services that produce vast amounts of data, a world of autonomous automation, and massive IoT and IIoT systems.
What IoE Corp does is that they stay away from the WWW. They work the core of the internet, putting up secure blockchains for systems of nodes that all control each other, a decentralized system where the data is spread out, thereby not requiring large server halls where machines need to be cooled down. The idea is to create sustainable, secure systems beyond the cloud and without cloud storage.
- "Some services will today require a cloud connection, but when it comes to IoT, then for the sake of security, stability, and privacy, the cloud should be avoided as far as possible. Cloud was built by web service providers to optimize web. Massive IoT and web is not a good fit." Mattias Bergstöm, founder of and lead architect at IoE Corp explains.
The technology he has created is based on a human-first architecture and runs on a truly decentralized infrastructure. It's named Eden 1.0, and the Eden system is a decentralized, autonomous, portable, secure, virtual infrastructure for managing clustered workloads over depos (decentralized pods) and services that facilitate both declarative configuration and automation.
The decentralized model is based on scalable device clustering, where adding new devices as nodes is easy. This makes it possible for any device to contribute computing resources over an intelligent mesh network so that computing can happen where it is needed and close to where it will be used. Eden is developed via quantum-safe tunnels, using polymorphic encryption keys and a blockchain with consensus to verify the data moved between the nodes over the tunnels, thus creating trusted data walled gardens.
The orchestration of computing and storage is done via service manifests that describe service rules, policies, and logic. An autonomous knowledge-based AI manages the underlying orchestration mechanics using network consensus over the blockchain as a deciding mechanism. At last, the cluster topography is dynamically updated by the orchestration to fit the current workload. Eden system service depos are generated and deployed similarly to container images; the depos are MPI cluster enabled from the start.
Implementing these innovations into IoT devices deployment aids in keeping the energy and cost levels of computing at a sustainable level. Adding a viable option to the data centers that are and will constantly have to be readjusting to try to maintain a reliable and safe operating system that complies with the sustainable computing requirements.
Instead of spending enormous amounts of money on security measures and using up unnecessary energy by sending data back and forth to a centralized cloud, you now have the option to save energy while protecting your utilities and products by joining the IoE Corps Planet Partnership program.
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