Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

As part of our commitment to security, Watson IoT Platform will be shortly withdrawing support for TLS 1.0.  This helps us align with industry best practices for security and data integrity. The Watson IoT Platform will continue to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 and clients using TLS 1.0 must upgrade to 1.1 or higher. What is TLS? TLS...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform disabling TLS 1.0

Notification of changes: Increased default security via TLS for IBM Watson IoT Platform

As our continued effort to increase security built into the IBM Watson IoT Platform, we have an important notification for our customers. Notification: On or after May 2017, Transport Level Security (TLS) will be the default connection security setting for devices and gateways  connecting via MQTT to new organizations You can read more about the details of these...  Continue reading Notification of changes: Increased default security via TLS for IBM Watson IoT Platform

Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

The Watson IoT Platform provides a secure messaging server certificate by default.  However, you now have the flexibility to add a certificate for your specific IoT deployment. The server certificate is used for the server-side authentication on your Watson IoT Platform domain.  It is used only for platform to device MQTT messaging. If you already have a...  Continue reading Messaging Server Certificate Management – now available in Watson IoT Platform

Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

You can now leverage client side certificates within the Watson IoT Platform. This means that if you have devices that already have certificates embedded you can make use of that additional security measure. You can view and manage the installed certificates directly from the Watson IoT Platform UI. Client-side certificates offer another way of defining identity...  Continue reading Increasing the trust of your IoT deployment – mutual TLS support

Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!

Thanks to all of those people and companies who registered for the closed beta and provided feedback. If you were interested in the beta but you didn’t have a chance to participate, you are in luck! We have now opened up the capabilities under ‘experimental features’ within the Watson IoT Platform. Our previous blog provides...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta now open to all!

Manage IoT Security Threats with Advanced Security Features

The October 2016 Denial of Service attack on the popular DNS provider Dyn was one of the largest of its kind, and it caused a widespread blackout for many popular internet services and media outlets affecting millions of users. The ensuing investigation revealed that the attack was made possible by exploiting the vulnerabilities of...  Continue reading Manage IoT Security Threats with Advanced Security Features

Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta – Live!

I’m pleased to announce that the beta of the IBM Watson IoT Platform Security Dashboard and Policies is now live! These new features will help companies who are deploying and managing IoT devices have the visibility and control that they need to keep their IoT deployments safe and secure. We recently asked people to sign-up...  Continue reading Watson IoT Platform – Security Dashboard and Policies beta – Live!

Experience the latest IoT Security capabilities! Sign-up to our November Beta today!

IBM is continually enhancing the security standards and controls within Watson IoT Platform based upon interactions with our clients as well as market-leading innovations pioneered by IBM Research. IBM recently announced that the Watson IoT Platform will have advanced security features. The advanced features will provide visibility of possible exposures across the IoT...  Continue reading Experience the latest IoT Security capabilities! Sign-up to our November Beta today!

Enhanced Security Controls for IBM Watson IoT Platform

Operational security is a top priority when selecting IoT platforms and we’re proud to say that Watson IoT Platform regularly proves its mettle in meeting and exceeding the exacting security expectations of IoT innovators. We’ve blogged before about the robust security standards supported by Watson IoT Platform. These complement the use of open standard...  Continue reading Enhanced Security Controls for IBM Watson IoT Platform

Secure your IoT solutions with the IBM Watson IoT Platform

The most commonly cited concerns with the Internet of Things among consumers are around security. As connected devices proliferate in our homes and workplaces, they exceedingly become more intertwined with our daily activities. The IoT data that flows from those devices becomes our digital fingerprint and tempering with this data can have wide spreading implications....  Continue reading Secure your IoT solutions with the IBM Watson IoT Platform