Commonly devices rely on semiconductors as a part of their functionality and increasingly, these products are able to communicate with each other through the Internet. There are very few security standards within the IoT and yet millions of devices are being deployed daily with no embedded security. Dated security approaches such as PKI are overly complex to set up and manage, are highly vulnerable to outside threats, are costly and cannot scale.
The Cloud is becoming increasingly pervasive as businesses, large and small, and governments at all levels are migrating applications to the Cloud. Cloud security, however, is an ongoing issue, one exacerbated by the emergence of Edge and Fog computing technology designed to better accommodate the massive number of devices connected to the Cloud. The unique nature of the VIBE cryptographic schemas is that it can easily and successfully secure all elements of the Cloud, and the myriad applications it enables, as VIBE authenticates at the application level – from the Edge to the Core. This renders VIBE an ideal security solution for governments and enterprises, particularly those that use third-party services and applications for internal communication, data storage and computing resources. With VIBE, organizations can host their own Trusted Centres to issue private keys to secure all communications, and to fully protect their intellectual property.
Cloud applications that VIBE can more effectively secure include:
- Encrypted Email
- Secure Voice
- Secure Record Management (i.e. in Healthcare and Social Services)
- Secure Supply Chain and MRO Management
- Secure Data Storage/Warehousing and Business Intelligence Services
- Secure Building Management Services (BMS)
- Any IoT Services with authenticated encryption demand
VIBE-enabled Cloud solutions easily and economically scale to any level, and deliver security at a level unparalleled in the industry.
VIBE is “Social by Design” meaning that organizations can set up Trusted Centres (TC) wherein only users or devices registered as members of the TC can communicate with one another. Typically, a TC would be housed in a Hardware Security Module (HSM). Members of one TC can communicate with members of another TC on a permissions/rules basis. Once set up, the TC can be taken offline eliminating the threat of the TC being hacked.
As a use case, an Enterprise like a bank might register all its email users in one TC, and have its clients register in another. With permission, the only email communication that could occur would be from registered or authenticated users. Attempts by outside parties to “phish” within the company’s digital waters would be automatically thwarted as the intended recipient would never receive the nefarious communication.
Mobile and Blockchain developers can deploy VIBE to provide secure authentication of users and or/transaction, and to economically and seamlessly handle key exchange requirements. Its certificate-less feature and peer-to- peer functionality make it a perfect security ingredient for e-banking solutions and so much more.