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Microsoft's bid to secure the Internet of Things: Custom Linux, custom chips, Azure

6 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The three parts of Azure Sphere.
The drive to connect everything to the Internet and build the Internet of Things has created a new security nightmare. Millions of devices with little to no active maintenance are now permanently online, enabling the creation of massive botnets as they go unpatched and unloved. Microsoft today announced its solution: Azure Sphere.
Azure Sphere has three components. First is a new class of microcontrollers that supports seven critical hardware features that Microsoft says are a necessary foundation to build secure systems. These include support...
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Microsoft doubles down on IoT security with Azure Sphere

Microsoft doubles down on IoT security with Azure Sphere

6 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Microsoft announced a new program called Azure Sphere today aimed at better securing the millions of devices coming online as part of the internet of things that are powered by microcontrollers. And it includes a previously unthinkable move: Microsoft is launching a custom distribution of Linux. The system comes in three parts: a set of certi...
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