Internet of Mobile Things

The foundation of a digital world that is becoming smarter is the Internet of Things. The smart grid is aiming to solve fundamental energy challenges, and smart transportation, smart buildings and a smart infrastructure and city is possible because of major advances in sensor, communication and other cyber-physical technologies. While the Internet of Things is focusing on static fixed physical assets, the Internet of Mobile Things is extending the paradigm to smart and connected, but very mobile assets. Phones, (autonomous) vehicles and drones are not tied to a fixed location, and therefore not only more interesting with regards to what they can sense, but also an even bigger challenge to keep them secure, and in the case of vehicles, also safe. The next generation of IoMT devices need to be trusted, able to be updated in a deployed state, and fail operational, making sure they protect our people and assets.



Be it for border control and surveillance, or to protect the airspace over airports and public events, highly autonomous drones have become the only viable option. Because of their high criticality and need to assure and protect the mission and its data, they need to be impenetrable and fail operational even when under cyber attack. Their highly sophisticated software for machine learning and advanced sensing, usually based on vulnerable stacks such as Linux, needs active security and monitoring to keep them on mission. BedRock provides both impenetrable safety and security against attacks to devices and CCIS, as well as active security with policy enforcement to protect the vulnerable applications, OS and containers, without the need to change them.