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Ockam provides easy to deploy identity, trust, and interoperability for IoT developers

January 11, 2019 / Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Internet of Things programmers aren't known for building identity, trust, and interoperability into their devices. Ockam wants to change that for once and for all -- with its new open-source SDK and services. Maybe you're not going to buy a $7,000 smart toilet, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way to your home and office. Silly gadgets aside, IoT device inventors face many programming challenges. It's hard adding identity, trust, and interoperability to IoT hardware. The Ockam startup will change this for the better. Customers want IoT devices to be trustworthy and work with other vendors gear. Programmers know that's easier said than done. Many IoT vendors' answer is to not bother to add sufficient security or interoperability to their gadgets. This leads to one IoT security problem after another.