SMART devices and innovative IOT gadgets have provided ground-breaking appliances which have encouraged innovation within digital IT technology and are increasingly being adapted for everyday use in homes and offices. Whilst IOT gadgets may not have got off to the greatest of start in terms of security, improvement in how devices are protected is now paving the way for better quality security in up-and-coming technology.

During the early days, these gadgets seemed new and exciting, it wasn’t long before they became compromised by unscrupulous hackers. Sadly, because of their security teething problems, to some extent IOT gadgets have been held back in development and innovation. To overcome this issue, innovators across the industry have come together to support a collaborative approach in the development of a common IOT framework through a scheme known as PSA certified.

PSA certified puts security at the heart of its development and draws on the knowledge and experience of those already in the industry to create a more coherent approach. Creating an industry-wide eco-system with security as its centre focus paving the way for a better future for IOT gadgets.

PSA certified offers a complete security scheme with multi-level certification, putting security as the central focus of the device with open-source resources and examples to support innovators through all four stages of development.

Their four-step approach in improving the security of IOT gadgets, aims to:

  • Analyse Security Requirements
  • Architect Security Design
  • Implement and build the solution
  • Certify the security implementation

Is your business working at the heart of IOT innovation, with a primary focus on digital IT security? At Crendon Insurance we support IOT innovators with IOT insurance, cyber security insurance and digital technology insurance to form a bespoke commercial insurance package tailored to the individual business. For further information please contact our IOT insurance team or see our website for more details.

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