Smart City IoT Security Solutions
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Why Smart Cities Need Security
Organizations collecting data from smart meters, switches, and other sensors can reduce electricity, water, and gas usage, save money, and institute more efficient demand response-type programs, including quicker outage checking and resolution. However, with so many different devices and services connected, there are risks of large data loss, system tampering, and downtime.
How to Secure Smart City IoT
A Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution secures smart city IoT by using digital certificates to authenticate a device, system, or network, encrypt all communications, and uphold data integrity.
Certificates for devices validate identities to make sure only authorized users, messages, or other types of servers have access to the device.
A certificate creates an encrypted link and allows information to be transmitted privately.
Certificates make sure that any messages or data transferred to and from “things” are not altered.
PKI Addresses Common IoT Security Challenges
Electrical engineers, software engineers, and manufacturers are just some of the roles tasked with the important job of deciding the best way to secure data in an IoT ecosystem.
Using the DigiCert Cloud PKI service and with knowledge from our PKI engineers, we can help you design a customized solution, implement it on your desired timeline, and succeed from the start.
- How to securely deploy digital certificates to devices
- How to implement security at various points of production
- How digital certificates play a role in a larger security solution
PKI Isn’t Just for Web Security
Despite common misconceptions, PKI is a perfect match for the exploding IoT sector, providing trust and control. An ideal security solution for smart meters and sensors, PKI can be incorporated during product design, build, deployment, or ongoing maintenance.
X.509 certificates aren't required for IoT devices
Digital certificates can accommodate different profiles—even tiny ones
IoT certificates are cost-effective and priced to scale
High-Volume Certificate Issuance Platform
Streamline management for all your IoT certificates using our scalable platform.
Provision, issue, renew, and revoke certificates in one place without additional hassle or manual error.
Secure storage and management for certificate keys
Custom certificate profiles
Automated high-volume deployment
Scanning and remediation suggestions for vulnerabilities
Analytics and reports about your network
Automated certificate issuance via REST API, SCEP, EST
Updates to cryptographic curves, algorithms, and hashes
Why Choose DigiCert to Secure
Your IoT Infrastructure?
Flexible CA Infrastructure
Full Line of Digital Certificates
Certificates serve as the foundation of IoT network security by establishing trust for all interactions through authentication and encryption. DigiCert offers a full line of certificates to meet every IoT security need.
Security Design and Professional Services
We can help ensure you are security-focused from beginning to end. We offer services for design and deployment, architecture and PKI security reviews, implementation, and more.
Automated Provisioning and Deployment
Streamlined Device Identity Management
Data and System Integrity
Certificates can confirm original device configuration settings as well as sign messages going back and forth from devices, ensuring that messages have not been changed.
Cloud or On-Prem Options
DigiCert partners with leading HSM manufacturers to provide customers the most secure hosted HSM solution for private key management. An on-premise HSM option is also available.
From compliance reviews to on-site trainings to custom apps and scripts, our PKI experts offer services that meet the unique needs of your growing IoT landscape.
Award-Winning Customer Support
Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you won’t wait for issuance or for help at any stage of certificate management lifecycle.