Internet of Things with Factom

With known IoT security issues such as: raw data, undisclosed surveillance, and hacking attempts, the need to protect IoT data is stronger than ever. As increasingly more personal data is collected, individuals and businesses alike must fundamentally shift the way data is recorded in order to truly protect it from increasingly complex attacks.

Learn more about what Factom is doing with IoT

DHS Press Release

Learn how Factom created IoT enabled video cameras at the border for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Blockchain Solution to Deepfake Problems

Hacking technologies are only becoming more sophisticated as it’s easy to legitimize anything fake. Find out how blockchain can solve our biggest deepfake problems.

The need for Platform Security in IoT

Every year, more of our everyday devices become enabled with internet connectivity. These devices pose a significant cybersecurity risk without platform security.

The Security Problem with IoT

IoT devices make our lives easier, but they can pose security risks. Learn how blockchain can solve IoT’s security problem.

Hashing All the Things

Tracking IoT data on a blockchain can be tedious, but hashing can help find the data you need. Learn how blockchain can secure IoT data efficiently.

Solving IoT Problems

The Factom blockchain can solve for both security and transaction volume issues. Learn how Factom’s blockchain solutions keep throughput high and costs low.

We believe blockchain can rewrite the story on IoTs’ security problem. Many IoT use cases could benefit solely from the ability to absolutely trust that the device’s outgoing data has not been tampered with. Data generated by IoT devices is rendered trustworthy by anchoring it into the blockchain because the blockchain cannot be altered or destroyed. 

By building robust hierarchical identity management capabilities into the core blockchain protocol, Factom solves for common IoT security problems. Unlike most identity management solutions, identities on a blockchain have the addition of immutable timestamping, providing powerful new capabilities. Factom creates an identity chain for users or group of users and any devices or system resources. The identity chains can have attributes assigned to them and one identity chain can assign attributes to another and so on. Each identity is accessed through a set of keys given exclusively to the user which then limits access to specific devices or entities. The allowable device identities are then accessed and maintained on a blockchain without the need for consumers to update the software on their devices.