According to researchers at IEEE, a new reconfigurable security framework for IoT (ReSIoT) will fix a myriad of potential security issues. Their solution proposes that a new IoT management component be installed at the edge. They claim that edge devices such as routers, base stations, and other “near-edge” boxes can fulfill this new security role. They would handle the computing tasks that the IoT device can’t due to its size and power limitations. The researchers say this will not only be more secure, but it will also simplify the management of keys and would also be more scalable as well. The article below provides more depth with respect to exactly how this would work.

Data created by Internet of Things (IoT) sensors must be secured better, say some. A simple password-on-device solution is no longer sufficient thanks to increasing data protection regulations, a new public awareness of tracking, and hugely proliferating devices.

A new kind of architecture using Security Agents should be aggressively built into local routers and networks to handle IoT security and computation rather than offloading the number-crunching to a data center or the cloud, or indeed trying to perform it on the resource-limited IoT device, IEEE researchers say. In other words, IoT security should be handled at the network level rather than device for best results.

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