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Fairhair Alliance Building IoT Security Architecture

A group of companies in the building automation and IoT space is working for a coherent security architecture that incorporates multiple standards.

An alliance of companies with products and services in the building automation and IoT fields is working to enhance security by creating a single architecture that brings together the wide variety of standards and protocols used in IoT applications. The Fairhair Alliance has released initial documentation on its approach and has described a timeline for adoption.

The Fairhair security model is a layered approach utilizing network segmentation, federated security zones, and application-level authorization. The model is not technology-specific, allowing it to be deployed across Ethernet, Thread, and Wi-Fi networks.

Fairhair recognizes that perimeter breaches remain a possibility and so is designed to limit the damage of an intrusion with an approach that reduces the spread of malware, corrals the scope of the intrusion, and provides mechanisms for defending against attacks.

The Fairhair Alliance, which includes sponsor members Cisco, Lutron, Osram, Siemens, Signify, and Silicon Labs, has established agreements with a large group of building automation, networking, and IT organizations to promote adoption of the final Fairhair architecture and specifications.

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