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IOActive Announces Internet of Things Assurance Services

IOActive, Inc.has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) assurance services. The new services are designed to help technology innovators protect the billions of IoT devices coming online, defend public and private sector organizations from related threats, and further empower the secure growth of smart cities.

According to Gartner, 4.9 billion connected things will be in use during 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. This will require more extensive security for connected devices, systems, applications, cloud services, and platforms.

This new service line from IOActive is a natural step in the firms offerings, as more and more enterprises increase their interactions with the data and devices of the Internet of Things. The company has the research pedigree, as well as years of knowledge working with technology vendors, that ideally positions them to secure the Internet of Things, said Ian Cook, IOActive advisory board member and CEO of Corbels Security Services.

As part of the announcement, IOActive is also pleased to report that it is joining forces with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to extend the benefits of its security research into the broader security industry, and ultimately drive global awareness.

Having IOActive Labs contribute testing methodologies and best practices into our Internet of Things working group helps fast track our mission to shape regulations and address privacy issues facing the enterprise. Partnering with IOActive as they drive awareness into enterprises is a perfect fit for us, and I welcome working further with them, said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance.

IOActives IoT assurance service include:

Technology Assurance Services

  • In-depth research on vulnerabilities and threats
  • Security Development Life Cycle (SDLC) enabling technology vendors to incorporate security at the start of the product development process
  • Vendor assistance for managing vulnerability reporting and disclosure, as well as defining processes for secure software and firmware updates
  • Hardware, software, firmware testing and assurance
  • Assisting early stage technology vendors with rapid go-to-market needs

Enterprise Assurance Services

  • Assessing enterprise deployment and integration strategies to limit corporate exposure to threats
  • Testing infrastructure controls and simulating adversary attack patterns for organizational readiness
  • Assessing cloud security architecture and protection
  • Hardware, software, firmware testing and assurance

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