Overcoming zero-trust environments for smart cities

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By Hebberly Ahatlan


Smart cities run on trusted data. Without it, many of the key advantages, fueled by a highly intricate web of interoperable systems, devices and data are either lost or can be compromised. However, a significant number of IoT devices used in smart cities today are legacy devices. These devices were created before modern security practices and standards were widely adopted. They often lack basic security features such as encryption and authentication and may no longer receive security updates or patches, making them vulnerable to attacks. 

While modern IoT devices can be designed and manufactured with security in mind, they are only as strong as the weakest link in the data fabric they occupy. Traditional methods of protecting connected devices use connection-oriented protocols, like VPNs and TLS, and are all about securing the lines of transmission. In zero- or low-trust environments, this approach breaks down.

Intertrust provides solutions for smart cities to orchestrate disparate IoT networks into a unified secure working environment where data and devices can be fully trusted. We help smart cities meet the challenges they face while trying to implement infallible IoT security. Learn more about our holistic protection for IoT systems and how it secures devices and the data they generate–from edge to cloud, in transit and at rest. Discover more by reading our new white paper, Overcoming zero-trust environments for smart city data and devices.