In the last quarter of this year there was a 98% increase in malware targeting IoT devices. The threat landscape is rapidly changing, from an increase in state-backed cyber attacks, as well as financially motivated attacks on businesses – security has never been so critical. Reflecting this sharp increase, governments in the UK, US and EU are solidifying security legislation and minimum security standards.
So how can businesses protect their microcontrollers from malign actors and do it simply? Answering questions like what is the real cost of IoT security; can it be implemented in projects that are already in-flight and what are the repercussions if IoT security is not implemented? This is episode 15 of the Critical Lowdown.
Ahead of the Electronica Trade Show in Munich, EPS Global CEO Colin Lynch sat down with Chief Strategy Officer for IAR Systems, and former guest on the Critical Lowdown, Haydn Povey, for a commentary of the chip security landscape as we head into 2023, from legislative sanctions and how to get ahead. Let's jump right in.