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Researcher Finds MQTT Hole in IoT Defenses
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8/22/2018 | 3:06:24 AM
MQTT is IT not IoT
The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, sensors, actuators, and secure network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data

People need to know who to blame for poor design & security with IT systems.

 

IoT is a subset of IT, linked in a Venne diagram by the overlap, this is the place for the secure hub.

IoT securely designed does not rely on MQTT security.

IT security configuration has always been an issue.

If you cannot configure MQTT don't even think about adding on a IoT sub system.

 

Regards

 

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8/22/2018 | 12:37:55 PM
Re: MQTT is IT not IoT
Doesn't that go back to security policies? Disabling/securing services/ports? 
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8/22/2018 | 12:57:36 PM
Re: MQTT is IT not IoT
Yes it is IT security that fails here with MQTT implimentation.

 

It comes under configuration management.

Security needs to be abstracted away from business requirements.

Its a given in IoT.

 

Example used here already people 2016

 

https://www.wolfssl.com/wolfmqtt-v0-3-and-mqtt-secure-firmware-update-example/

https://www.wolfssl.com/docs/atmel/

 

My own IoT design's are designed to show the IT world how to do SECURITY.

In hardware. Like U2F from FIDO/FIDO2 for humans.

 

508a/608a or SAML11 for your edge nodes.

SAML11 for youre secure IoT hub talking MQTT over HTTPS.

 

It does not matter if your IP security fails.

The data is protected by hardware security.

Your heart beat system will tell you of DOS on your IP part.

 

ONLY PUBLIC KEYS are in the wild in secure IoT systems.


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