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Securing IoT-enabled Smart Cities with Blockchain-powered Cybersecurity Blockchain-based digital identity for connected devices

Locked-down & secured access to critical IoT systems

Tamper-proof logging of all identity and access

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Smart, connected devices are now an integral part of our lives, in business and at home The Internet of Things connects numerous everyday devices, opening up previously closed systems to remote access & control

Smart homes and offices enabled with a host of connected and smart devices

Connected cars, autonomous trucks, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc

Industrial control systems w/ cyber-physical platforms managing critical infrastructure

Smart Cities with sensors and digital mgmt. systems for energy, utilities, transportation, etc

The IoT market is expected to grow to an install base of 30.7 billion devices by 2020 and 75.4 billion by 2025

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In 2016, botnet armies DDoS attack of DNS infrastructure sent major internet platforms and services offline

However, the rapidly growing world of perpetually-connected smart devices presents proportionally large security risks

Since 2016, researchers have shown how attackers could hijack a vehicle. In 2017, US Homeland Security cyber sleuths hacked a Boeing 757 as it sat on the runway

In 2017, criminals hacked a connected fish tank and stole data from a casino

In late 2016, ‘Crash Override’ malware took down the power grid in Kiev, Ukraine for over an hour before Christmas Existing security solutions are unable to keep pace, scale up and address the security challenges facing the emerging IoT world

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Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) architecture & Blockchain technology provide us credible new options to secure IoT Systems SDP architecture render devices invisible to attackers; and customized agents along with Blockchain technology can deliver a new breed of digital identity and access control for connected devices in the IoT

Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)

Decentralization

1. Centralized Controller SDP Controller

4. List of authorized Accepting Hosts determined

3. Mutual secure comm. to Controller

6. Receive list of IP’s of Accepting Hosts

Initiating SDP Host

Control Channel

Cryptographic Encryption

5. Accept communication from Initiating Host Accepting SDP Host 7. Mutual secure comm. channels

2. Mutual secure comm. to Controller

Immutability

Accepting SDP Host

Blockchain Technology

Data Channel

Consensus-based Control Developed at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Used by the DHS & DoD

Emerging technology offers opportunities to secure sensor networks, IoT devices and smart infrastructure in bold new ways

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Leveraging emerging technologies, security solutions can be designed explicitly for connected devices and critical infrastructure IOT Armour, for example, leverages digital signature based identity and authentication for humans, machines and data; securing connected devices and tightly ring-fencing critical infrastructure

IOT Armour delivers an enhanced SoftwareDefined Perimeter using private permissioned Blockchain and TLS technology 5


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IOT Armour harnesses digital signatures to identify, authenticate and authorize devices thereby also securing IoT Communication INTERNET OF THINGS Identity & Access Validation Nodes

REGISTRATION and ID of new device AUTHENTICATION & AUTHORIZATION of devices

CORE SYSTEMS

SECURE CHANNELS for inter-device communication SECURED ACCESS to core systems Identity & Access Validation Nodes

The solution utilizes Blockchain-based digital signatures to secure connected devices as well as the communication channels

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IOT Armour’s Zero Trust setup allows for micro segmentation of connected devices as well as associated users

The platform facilitates fine-grained resources’ access and comprehensive management of the policy engine on the Blockchain 7


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The Result: A next-gen military-grade security system to protect connected devices and critical infrastructure against cyber threats

Cryptographicallysecure digital identity for users, connected devices and central servers/services

Invisible & locked down critical systems

Best-in-class militarygrade encryption

Immutable & tamperproof logs

with micro segmentation and fine-grain access control

for secured access to connected devices and IoT communication

stored securely on the Blockchain for instant access / analysis

Its time to reclaim control and secure connected devices and critical IoT infrastructure using emerging technology!

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Four high-impact areas that smart cities can quickly get started with on their journey to Blockchain-powered cybersecurity

Digital IDs for all and everything identify, authenticate and authorize residents as well as every one of the connected devices within a smart city network

Decentralize control and plan for scalability

Lock down infrastructure, isolate infected devices

Get instant visibility to unauthorized access

effectively removing single points of failure that can be taken down or compromised in a cyber attack

ring-fence and render critical infrastructure invisible while isolating and immediately addressing any potential threats to the system

with immutable & tamperproof logs stored securely on the Blockchain for instant access / analysis and remedy

A recommended approach: Start with a lab like environment -> roll-out within a limited network -> scale in phases

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Reach Us

Learn how you can secure IoT devices and critical Smart City infrastructure with Blockchainenabled next gen cybersecurity Drop us a line or reach us via any of the channels below:

www.blockarmour.com

+91 9820386446 +65 96536243

info@blockarmour.com

@blockarmour

IOT Armour is a product by award-winning cybersecurity venture, Block Armour

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