simpler, yet more difficult and costly to protect. Moreover, developers of such systems tend to be less familiar with security, he told us.
“If I’m an engineer who has worked throughout my career on washing machines, I can put a wireless module on my product, but I may not know what to do for security,” Ashkenazi said.
Rambus said it designed its new service as a turnkey, fast-time-to-market solution for just such situations. Because the software modules are pre-integrated at both ends of the IoT wireless connection, design engineers don’t need to be security experts.
“In terms of security fundamentals, the IoT doesn’t need anything new,” Ashkenazi told us. “Those were invented a long time ago. We’re just making it easy to use.”
Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 33 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and autos.