NIST lays groundwork for encrypting IoT devices
As internet-of-things devices infuse IT systems controlling health care equipment, power grids, manufacturing processes and home security, they require a way to defend against cyberattacks. Most cryptographic systems, however, were designed for desktop PCs and servers and are therefore unsuitable for very small devices that have more limited computational resources.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s lightweight cryptography initiative aims to develop standards that can work within the confines of a simple electronic device. On April 18, the agency issued a call to software developers for help in crafting requirements and guidelines for technology to secure data in constrained environments. ..Read More..