Securing IoT device data against physical access

Security remains the number one concern when designing and deploying IoT devices. High profile breaches continue to occur and concerns cease to subside. For any organisation, security needs to be front of mind and considered from the start – not as an afterthought. Having no mechanism in which to address security concerns can be as significant as threatening the survival of a business.

Many organisations have adopted Ubuntu Core to help manage the security and integrity of their IoT devices. Ubuntu Core features leading security credentials and protects against online threats. However, with many IoT devices deployed remotely, how can organisations ensure protection against physical access and the data on those devices?

This whitepaper gives a technical overview of how Ubuntu Core with full disk encryption and secure boot can be implemented to provide protection in such scenarios including a case study of this in practice.

Highlights of this whitepaper include –

  • The built in benefits of Ubuntu Core such as confinement and isolation to provide best in breed security.
  • Overview of how full disk encryption and secure boot was implemented on Ubuntu Core for a customer to provide tamper resistant access and data protection for remotely deployed devices.
  • Using the NXP i.MX6 application processor as a reference platform, explanation of how these features can be extended to other hardware platforms to provide similar security capabilities.

To download the whitepaper, click here or fill out the form below.

In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical’s Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

smart start

IoT as a service

Bring an IoT device to market fast. Focus on your apps, we handle the rest. Canonical offers hardware bring up, app integration, knowledge transfer and engineering support to get your first device to market. App store and security updates guaranteed.

Get your IoT device to market fast ›

smart start logo

IoT app store

Build a platform ecosystem for connected devices to unlock new avenues for revenue generation. Get a secure, hosted and managed multi-tenant app store for your IoT devices.

Build your IoT app ecosystem ›

Newsletter signup

Select topics you're
interested in

In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical's Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

Related posts

DISA has released the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS STIG benchmark

The Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) are developed by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) for the U.S. Department of Defense. They are...

Ubuntu in the wild – 13th of April 2021

The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the...

Security at the Edge: hardware accelerated AI-based cybersecurity with Canonical Ubuntu and the BlueField-2 DPU

During GTC last fall, NVIDIA announced an increased focus on the enterprise datacenter, including their vision of the datacenter-on-a-chip. The three pillars...