Tamper detection technologies enable a device to detect and initiate appropriate defensive actions against active attempts to compromise the device integrity or the data associated with the device. The tamper detection design can be implemented to sense different types of tampering, depending on the anticipated threats and risks. The solutions used for tamper detection typically include a suite of sensors specialized on a single threat type together with an alert mechanism, which can be audible or sent to a monitoring system. Typical threat types include physical penetration, hot or cold temperature extremes, input voltage variations, input frequency variations, and x-rays.
The great promise of new connected concepts of industry like 'Industry 4.0' is their ability to deliver a historically unparalleled level of responsiveness and flexibility. While modern supply chains are already heavily integrated and designed to be fluid and fast moving, a large swathe of manufacturing still remains beholden to economies of scale, large production runs, and careful preplanning.The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to change this by allowing small-batch or even custom manufacturing on a truly industrial scale. With machines whose functions are not set in stone, but flexible and determined by their operating software and with a new form of connectivity bringing industrial engineers, product manufacturers, and end users closer together than ever before. Ad-hoc adjustments to automotive parts, for example, during active product runs or the bespoke manufacturing of custom sneakers become very viable options indeed.Much of this remains a theoretical vision, but IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industry 4.0 demonstrates the new capabilities in action with a secure technology data marketplace running a smart drinks mixer.
The physicians needed to be able to: Securely read and monitor patient data provided by medical devices and control and monitor the medical devices using a mobile application. The medical device company, however, faced a security challenge from potential tampering by hackers — including the injection or hooking of malicious code and/or attacks on memory — which could compromise the run-time operation of the application, and thereby cause unsafe or improper operation and a potential danger to patient safety