asvin.io provides a mirrored secure update solution between applications parties of Internet of Things: for the embedded device controller (edge devices) and for server-side device applications in the cloud. Today unpatched vulnerabilities on IoT devices are door opener for diseases as DDoS attacks, Ransomware, Hacking and Data theft. Updating unsecure IoT systems is analogy applying medicine to sick patients. There is a growing need for continuously healing infected or unsecure devices in the Internet of Things
asvin is targeting the market below large enterprise customers. In this segment, the knowledge of providing stable and secure updates is for customers less available with in-house teams and the cost pressure for providing stable service over product life-cycle is extremely high – especially for consumer goods and small to mid-size industrial IoT (IIoT) companies in ther european union.
The core functionality (platform, libraries and blockchain) is delivered as open source. As components of asvin are implemented on customer products we chose that, to lower the barriers of using. This open source license types grants unleash usage during costumer product lifetime.
Cybersecurity of devices in Internet of Things is one core building block to establish a next generation internet ecosystem in europe. It's our mission at asvin.io to:
- support this by providing open source tools for update and patch management of IoT edge devices.
- blockchain based standards to secure updates and patch distribution in the Internet of Things
This is inline with the european commissions effort to secure the internet of things by standards and certifications:
“We need a more comprehensive approach, including stricter incentives for manufacturers and service providers, such as product liability for IoT devices and also finally for software.”
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA Director
“Commission and the High Representative are therefore today proposing to reinforce the EU's resilience and response to cyber-attacks by strengthening the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), creating an EU-wide cybersecurity certification framework” European Commission, September 2017
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