M2M Security Ensuring Device Security for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast transforming the way people live and work. New solutions are appearing in various industries, ranging from connected cars to connected homes, cities, and industries, all driven by advancements in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The billions of “things” that are connected in these M2M networks have the same security requirements as mobile phones, computing devices, and consumer electronics devices. However, due to the autonomous operation of M2M devices, there are additional security challenges that are not fully addressed by the current security management solutions used for mobile phones.

This paper outlines the unique challenges involved in providing robust security for M2M devices. It discusses the requirements and components of a security solution that can ensure secure management of these devices, regardless of the simplicity of the devices or the complexity of the architectures in which they operate.