Gartner Research

Hardware Security and Its Impact on IoT Projects

Published: 18 October 2016

ID: G00310891

Analyst(s): David Mahdi , Mark Hung, Anmol Singh


IoT creates new security challenges for enterprises in both scope and scale. Embedded hardware security provides IoT project leaders with a new set of tools to address these new security requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • IoT Device Constraints Necessitate New Thinking in Endpoint Protection, Security Protocols and Authentication Mechanisms
    • Resource Constraints
    • Authentication Challenges
    • Authentication and Device Identity: The Role of PKI in IoT Security
  • IoT Has Different Communication, Physical and Behavioral Characteristics
  • IoT Platforms Have Emerged to Incorporate Hardware Security
  • Hardware-Based Security Is Addressing Some of the Unique IoT Endpoint Requirements

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