ARM, Symantec and others create IoT security protocol

A consortium of tech firms including ARM and Symantec has announced the creation of a security protocol designed to protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The group, which also includes Intercede and Solacia, has created The Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) that is now available for download for prototyping and testing from the IETF website. The OTrP is designed to bring system-level root trust to devices, using secure architecture and trusted code management, akin to how apps on smartphones and tablets that contain sensitive information are kept separate from the main OS. This will allow IoT manufacturers to incorporate the technology into devices, ensuring that they are protected without having to give full access to a device OS.”

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