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SMARTIA and IOETEC cooperate on securing IIoT

SMARTIA and IOETEC cooperate on securing IIoT

SMARTIA and IOETEC cooperate on securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

A first in British collaboration sees IOETEC, a cyber-security company and SMARTIA, an AI and Data solutions specialist cooperate on end-to-end industrial security.

Bristol & Sheffield, UK. 14th March 2019.  Smartia, developers of MAIO, an AI and Data solution, and Ioetec Ltd, a company focused on securing the Internet of Everything announced today that they are cooperating on providing end-to-end security from the edge to the cloud.

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) grows there are increasing number of sensor-based devices that are being interconnected. This provides an ever-growing attack surface for hackers and for malware, risking damage to valuable industrial assets and businesses.

In many areas such as banking, large central servers are protected by common protocols like TLS, but these methods are not well-suited to IIoT devices that are usually very constrained in terms of computational resources and power. As a result, many IIoT edge devices have poor security due to inadequate authentication and encryption among other factors.

As part of their cooperation, Ioetec will incorporate a version of their multi-layer authentication and encryption solution on Smartia’s MAIO platform. This approach implements all thirteen steps of the DCMS Secure by Design requirements ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and accessibility of data. Smartia’s approach to Industrial AI is to provide an end-to-end solution (MAIO) that uses edge devices to connect to industrial assets, and a modern data services platform that has machine learning applications ready to create value from live and historical data.

“With sensors being used to monitor valuable industrial assets, it is essential that communications between sensors, edge devices, data centres and end-users are secure”, said Dr Mauro Arruda, CEO, Smartia Ltd. He added, “We are delighted to work with Ioetec as a partner with deep security expertise”.

Mark Davies, CEO, Ioetec Ltd, said “Providing edge processing ensures adequate methods can be used to secure IIoT at what has been its weakest point. We look forward to providing Smartia clients with robust security without them being security experts”.