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Category: AWS IoT Device Management

Scaling for Complexity – Architecting for Performant Embedded Devices at the Edge – Part 2

The following is a survey paper, published and presented to the Academic Congress of Embedded World 2022 at Nuremberg, Germany on June 21st 2022. Part 1 – Scaling for Complexity – Architecting for Performant Embedded Devices at the Edge – Part 1 Provisioning Layer The provisioning layer of your IoT workloads consists of the Public Key […]

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Scaling for Complexity – Architecting for Performant Embedded Devices at the Edge – Part 1

The following is a survey paper, published and presented to the Academic Congress of Embedded World 2022 at Nuremberg, Germany on June 21st 2022. Abstract Embedded edge devices with multi-sensor data sources are proliferating at an accelerating rate. Devices must be designed, manufactured, installed, connected, and controlled through seven distinct logical layers to securely connect […]

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Assessing OT and IIoT cybersecurity risk

This blog is co-authored by Ryan Dsouza, AWS and John Cusimano, Deloitte  Introduction Innovative and forward-looking oil and gas, electrical generation and distribution, aviation, maritime, rail, utilities, and manufacturing companies who use Operational Technology (OT) to run their businesses are adopting the cloud in many forms as a result of their digital transformation initiatives. Data […]

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Monitor AWS IoT connections in near-real time using MQTT LWT

In a connected device, you may need to monitor devices in near-real time to detect error and mitigate actions, Last Will and Testament (LWT) method for MQTT addresses this challenge. LWT is a standard method of MQTT protocol specification that allows to detect abrupt disconnects of devices and to notify other clients about this abrupt […]

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How to manage IoT device certificate rotation using AWS IoT

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business operations and customer experiences across a variety of industries. This unlimited opportunity enables business transformation, but if not implemented correctly, it also brings security, risk, and privacy concerns, compromising your data and brand. In industrial facilities, OT (Operational Technology) environments are leveraging more IT solutions to improve […]

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How to detect anomalies in device metrics and improve your security posture using AWS IoT Device Defender custom metrics

Introduction IoT applications and devices can be diverse and are used across industries such as utilities, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and consumer electronics. With the exponential growth of IoT devices and the increasing threat landscape, it also means that IoT security needs to be accounted for and designed into the solution from the ground up. AWS […]

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What actions customers can take to protect, detect, and respond to Log4j vulnerabilities in Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments

In this post we will provide guidance to help industrial customers respond to the recently disclosed Log4j vulnerability. This post covers how to identify if you are susceptible to the issue, and then how to address the vulnerability in OT and IIoT environments. The Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046) is a critical vulnerability (CVSS 3.1 base […]

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How to remote access devices from a web browser using secure tunneling

Using firewalls is a common way to protect and secure access to IoT devices. Yet, it’s challenging to access and manage devices deployed at remote sites, behind firewalls that block all inbound traffic. Troubleshooting devices can involve sending technicians onsite to connect to those devices. This increases the complexity and the cost of device management. […]

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How to implement zero trust IoT solutions with AWS IoT

Introduction Zero trust is often misunderstood. It’s not a product but a security model and associated set of architectural principles and patterns. One of the main challenges customers face is determining how zero-trust principles can be applied to Internet of Things (IoT) and how to get started with incorporating zero trust with Amazon Web Services […]

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Build a proof-of-concept IoT solution in under 3 hours with the AWS IoT Device Client

Introduction You may be starting on your IoT journey, or have thousands of devices connected already. Maybe you just built an IoT business application, and want to deploy it to your fleet. You’re looking for a way to build functionality to control, update, monitor, or secure your IoT devices. To guide you through this process […]

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