Aleksandr Värä

Aleksandr Värä

Head of IoT

Secure your IoT innovations to ensure a competitive edge 

Embedded devices, wearable gadgets, and the Industrial Internet of Things are here to stay. Connected devices throughout both in consumer business and industrial environments enable disruptive business models that deliver value throughout the product life cycle. As device connectivity is coming to people's homes, cars, elevators, and healthcare products, it is clear that ensuring the security and privacy of your customers is a must. 

Nixu's security engineering and secure R&D teams have decades of experience in IoT and connected embedded devices. To succeed in our mission, we continuously employ the best professionals on the market and provide an environment with new professional challenges. We help you to:

Design and implement secure & privacy-aware IoT devices. We help you to create relevant and risk-based security requirements for your IoT products and related services. Our customers come from a variety of industries, with different business models, technologies, and platforms. Additionally, we can implement all the necessary security features into your devices as part of your R&D team.

Create secure, manageable, and compliant products. We will deliver an entire platform, fit for your device resource constraints, with a suitable device management solution for secure Over-The-Air updates, all secured as a service. You can now focus on what matters most - apps, either natively developed or containerized. Your devices will be secured and monitored for vulnerabilities and active breach attempts. 

Release and deploy IoT products that have been thoroughly verified. We help you integrate automated security verification tools into your development process and orchestrate these tools so you can monitor the security status of all of your products. Additionally, we will test your software against specified criteria and conduct thorough device penetration tests.

Secure your production environment and released products. We help you set up vulnerability scanning and software composition analysis tools to discover known vulnerabilities from your development and production environments. Investing in transparency and security is a winning strategy to gain your end-users' trust and loyalty, enabling significant differentiation compared to competitors.

Our customers have won innovation prizes in IoT security, enabling us to keep up the good work and support our customers in their innovations. Will you be one of them? Read more and contact us. Together, we can find the best solution to allow your innovations to thrive while ensuring your products' security.

Services

Secure Device Management

What if you could have secure IoT devices and manage them like your company workstations and user accounts, securely? Centralized management, security updates, centralized access management, and incident notifications - all of these features are now possible for IoT with Our Secure Device Management service. You'll gain a competitive edge in the market, where cybersecurity-related regulation and standards are emerging on all continents. The security of new products is increasingly expected to be verified. Consumers are also looking for secure, reliable, and privacy-friendly products and are willing to pay more for those features. 

Our Secure Device Management is a turnkey solution that allows you to have a secured and securely managed IoT device fleet. With Nixu Secure Device Management, you get the benefit of:

  • 0-touch provisioning
  • Granular device management and over-the-air updates
  • Vulnerability management 
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Identity and access management
  • Security monitoring
  • Secure device platform, backed by device hardware

With our Secure Device Management, you'll have your IoT devices secured throughout their entire lifecycle with conformance to relevant cybersecurity standards, optimized investment, and faster time to market, while enabling you to shift your efforts to application development. Our solution is cloud-independent and requires minimal customization. Contact us for more information.

IoT Security Monitoring & Incident Response

It's essential to monitor the IoT ecosystem for malicious activity and malfunctions and respond to incidents effectively to ensure excellent end-user experience and productivity. Our IoT monitoring solution involves monitoring of the IoT devices and the related services. With our service, you'll get:

  • Insight into incidents and threats in your networks and devices with a combination of human expertise and technology.
  • 5x8 or 24x7x365 security monitoring of the selected environments.
  • Direct alerts in case of security incidents.
  • On-site or remote support with analysis of operational errors.
  • On-site or remote support for incident response and forensics.

We help you react fast to IoT cybersecurity incidents and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Contact us for more information.

Penetration testing

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to compromise your systems? Our skilled penetration testers will examine your products or IT infrastructure like a cybercriminal would – looking for a weak spot through your defenses. In penetration tests, we focus on exploitability: can the vulnerabilities be used for leaking information, lateral movement, or remote code execution? Our penetration testing approach combines state-of-the-art testing tools, examining source code, and our professionals' white-hat hacking experience. You will get:

  • Expert analysis of the discovered and verified vulnerabilities, together with exploitability information and a criticality estimate. All our security reports are delivered and explained to you by real people — not robots.
  • Mitigation instructions.
  • Improvement recommendations to prevent similar vulnerabilities in the future.

We scale the penetration testing assignment based on your needs and the risk level of the system. We can help you verify the quality of your product before release, target all your company IT, or simulate an attack against a power plant. Contact us for more information.

DevSecOps as a Service

A fast track to security automation? Our DevSecOps as a Service offers you security automation as a managed service. You will get access to technology and expert support in the deployment and use of security tooling. We will address all your DevSecOps development and operating needs:

  • Planning: we help you plan a tooling and deployment schedule so you get results quickly.
  • Installations of tools and integrations into your environment.
    Triage: we help you analyze and categorize the
    findings from automated security scanners.
  • Training: we help you get the most out of the tools and reports and build a security mindset. 

DevSecOps as a Service allows you to find and fix vulnerabilities as soon as possible and focus remediation efforts on the most critical issues. You will get constant visibility to your applications' security posture and reduce the time to market. 

With DevSecOps as a Service, you can focus on development while enjoying the benefits of security automation. Contact us for more information.

DPO as a Service

Nixu’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service ensures your organization’s designated DPO has extensive legal, technical and managerial privacy expertise. Your tailored DPO will be accessed through one main contact backed up by a multi-skilled team, guaranteeing availability also during holiday seasons and yearly flu epidemics. The DPO will handle and coordinate expert non-operative GDPR tasks such as contact with authorities, privacy training, DPIA specialist advice, reviews of accountability documentation and managing of data breaches. This specialist service stays up to date with privacy legislation and ensures you have the right items on your organization's privacy steering group.


 

IoT Cybersecurity Roadmap

Internet-facing devices and IoT ecosystems are easy targets for automated attacks. Still, IoT devices are something that end-users don't remember to patch - they expect them to be secure and privacy-friendly, and are willing to pay more for those features. In addition to the increased end-user awareness, there's pressure to conform to cybersecurity standards. In healthcare, industrial automation, and other regulated fields, verified security and certification are the only way into the market.

Our IoT Cybersecurity Roadmap gets you on the right track of building IoT products and services with security and privacy beyond compare. Our professionals in IoT and embedded security, software development security, and cloud security examine your product architecture, development lifecycle, and cloud architecture to provide actionable recommendations. Our roadmap allows you to:

  • Learn your IoT ecosystem's security strengths and weaknesses compared with the market expectations and threats associated with the digital world.
  • Compare your conformance to security best practices and applicable standards and regulations.
  • Get a development program with actionable steps to secure your entire ecosystem, aligned with your business objectives.
  • Achieve a sustainable security level with optimized investments.
  • Build trust among your customers and users.

Let your IoT products differentiate with cybersecurity. Contact us for more information.

Secure R&D Support

Applying security as part of your design and product development enables your products to be capable of avoiding and withstanding security breaches. Our goal is to tailor a security framework within your existing product development process that meets your industry standards. We utilize known methodologies and starndards such as BSIMM, SAMM, Microsoft SDL, or IEC 62443-4-1 which include a variety of security controls and activities such as threat modeling, business impact assessments, code reviews, and more.

  • Quick guide on how to make IoT a security enabler
  • Aleksandr Värä

    Aleksandr Värä

    Head of IoT

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