Red Alert Labs: Standardized Cybersecurity Assurance for IoT
Roland Atoui, MD & Founder
While adoption of IoT or the connected devices proves to be immensely beneficial from a firm’s business perspective, one can simply overlook the additional vulnerabilities that these devices pose to the company’s overall security posture. “Constantly struggling to balance between IoT security and IoT business needs, businesses now require a competent partner that could offer trust in the IoT products they sell or buy through standardized security assurance strategies and technologies,” mentions Roland Atoui, Managing Director and Founder of Red Alert Labs. The company, which is based on in-depth IoT knowledge, security assessment expertise, and compliance proficiency— provides comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity consulting, and evaluation services for IoT product manufacturers, IoT solution providers, and IoT consumers.
Consolidating the “trust” and “security awareness” of a client’s IoT ecosystem forms the backbone of Red Alert Lab’s customer approach methodology and its services. Upon partnering with a client, the company runs a comprehensive risk evaluation analysis on the entire IoT ecosystem of the customer, from all the hardware, software, and network levels. The client could apply this analysis at any stage of their IoT product and solution development lifecycle or installation lifecycle.
The ‘model-based security testing analysis’ identifies possible threats on the customer’s IoT ecosystem, the system’s risk-mitigating capability, and robustness and eventually delivers an evaluation report on the system’s overall security posture and the eventual requirements to enhance it.
Consolidating the trust and security awareness of a client’s IoT ecosystem forms the backbone of Red Alert Lab’s customer approach methodology and its services
Red Alert Labs is playing a much bigger role in the field than traditional service or solution providers. This isn’t surprising as the company’s very mission is to enhance security assurance for the IoT industry. The firm is a founding member of the IoT Security Foundation that emphasizes on expanding IoT adoptions over the world and maximizing business benefits through better evaluation and assessment of IoT cybersecurity. In addition, as European Cyber Security Foundation’s ‘contributing member,’ Red Alert Labs provides quality acknowledgment services that ensure its client’s IoT products and solutions are industry certified and compliant within the European and International IoT cybersecurity regulatory standards.
“Our standardized security assurance methodologies, services, and certifications help IoT product manufacturers and solution developers gain invaluable trust from their customers. This bolsters not only sales revenues of clients, but also the enterprise buying their products can minimize unnecessary security analysis costs and hence focus on their core operations,” remarks Atoui. For instance, Red Alert Labs assisted a firm that provided IoT products for home gateways to streamline their devices’ security levels based on a thorough risk analysis. The company’s detailed analysis reports accurately assessed the vulnerability of the client’s IoT products and delivered strategies to enhance the devices’ security competency by manifolds. Further, Red Alert Labs also helped the firm to authenticate and certify the security of the network connections between the installed IoT devices and the cloud.
Since its inception, Red Alert Labs has designed its course to find more innovative tools, techniques, strategies, and methodologies that can effectively address the towering cybersecurity challenges of the IoT space. This very fact outlines the company’s promising future. According to Atoui, the firm focuses on expanding its laboratory facilities to embed advanced technologies in its offerings that can cater to every segment of the industry and continue in being the trusted IoT cybersecurity partner.