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SECURITY FOR CELLULAR IOT: SIM WILL NOT PROTECT YOU

April 24, 2019 | (8:00AM)
USA (United States of America)
Billions of devices are connected to the Internet of Things, through connectivity standards which differ in range and spectrum (e.g. 2G/3G/4G/5G, NB-IoT, CAT-M, LoRa, SigFox, etc.). One thing they all have in common: merely upholding a standard does not ensure security. Even when using widely accepted methods, such as the SIM card in cellular IoT, there is no guarantee of true end-to-end security. This leaves data vulnerable to eavesdropping and alteration at different points from edge to cloud, exposing valuable assets in market segments using these cellular connections, like Industrial IoT, critical infrastructures, automotive and wearables.
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