Breakthrough IOT Security to Secure Smart Cities

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2019)

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced their latest IOT Security tool. Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE) is a platform built for IOT vendors and researchers. IOT is powerful capability that will be developed by innovators all over the world. The 25 billion by 2021 is a drastic underestimate. The IOT security threat is also underestimated. We know some of the largest Denial of Service (DOS) attack have used violated IOT devices. This security issue is getting worse. The industry does not have the tools to know when these devices are being attack.

Enter AIDE. GCA’s AIDE is a distributed IOT security tool that “pretends” to be a live IOT device. The system allows the attackers think they are breaking into the IOT device, all while being recorded into GCA’s globally massive Honeypot. These probes and attacks on pretend IOT devices provide alarms, trigger, and intelligence. This data then allows Smart Cities and IOT vendors to quickly remediate the attack vectors, see if the attack is happening on their network(s), and patch their systems.


How does this help Smart Cities with IOT Security?

Imaging a Smart City can pulling together a partnership of their local community colleges. That alliance would have classes teaching all the details of the IOT “Smart City” devices being deployed throughout the city. As part of that partnership, the community college works with GCA’s AIDE to load an IOT Smart City profile of all their devices. That city now has massive honeypot of their smart city devices being probed and poked. They have the data if there are vulnerabilities discovered or increase interest. The simple data of “increased interest” provides foresight into miscreants who might be preparing for an attack on the Smart City.



Who can Participate?

Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE) is built on the principles of industry collaboration and cooperation. The HoneyNet Project, DShield, and other similar efforts have demonstrated the value of collaborative security intelligence. AIDE continues this work opening the doors to collaborating with public & private partners. More information can be found @

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