Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of objects embedded with sensors, processing ability, software and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet or other communications networks. The IoT is at the basis of our increasingly smart and connected world. These industrial components can be found in both consumer and industrially oriented environments. Because IoT products are an essential part of digital chains and ecosystems their resilience against cyberthreats should be arranged properly.

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IoT cyber security

Devices and products are becoming increasingly smarter. Behind their smartness lies a chain of elements, all of which contribute and play their own role in making an IoT product work as intended. Internet of Things products have connections, collect and share data with the backend, have an accessory mobile application and need to receive regular updates. That is just a part of the capability of IoT devices. Besides that, these products are being manufactured by putting different components (either hardware or software) together. It’s quite easy to imagine that arranging the security of IoT products is rather complex.
The cyber security of IoT products can be addressed in the following ways:

  • Testing and assessing according to standards and guidelines
  • Testing and assessing based on risk

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The field of IoT is very diverse and therefore the security approach can also vary, depending on preferences, situation and complexity. Our IoT security services are mainly tailored towards manufacturers and integrators of IoT products and components. However, we can perform testing, assessments and audits for different types of target audiences.

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  • A penetration test, also known as a pentest or ethical hacking, is an authorised simulated cyberattack on an IT/ OT system, performed to ultimately evaluate the cybersecurity of that digital system. At Kiwa we perform tailormade pentests of which the results provide valuable insights to the owners of the tested system.
  • With ISO 27001 certification, you not only demonstrate to customers and prospects that you handle sensitive information properly, but also that you safeguard the privacy of your employees. Kiwa is ISO 27001 accredited and has all the expertise to support you towards ISO 27001 certification.
  • By taking the recent cybersecurity trends into account, Kiwa developed the Remote Access for Remote Services (RARS) scheme, also known as K21048. The RARS scheme is a collection of assessments set up by Kiwa that focusses on different types of systems that are remotely accessible.
  • Digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer great opportunities for manufacturing industries. However, if not properly secured they can cause vulnerability, leading to cybercrime and attacks by hackers. This can seriously damage daily operations and business continuity.
  • Refrigerators, lighting, TV’s, smoke detectors, toys, fitness trackers... An ever-increasing number of everyday electronic consumer products is connected to the internet. These ‘smart’ devices make our lives more pleasant and often easier, but they also entail security risks.