US-Based Consulting Company Honored for Using the Nerves Framework to Bring Web Security Best Practices to IoT
Technology consulting firm Very announced that it has received a 2018 IoT Evolution Security Excellence Award from IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The award honors organizations delivering software or hardware solutions that enable the advancement of security for IoT devices and networks. Very, a US-based technology consulting company, was recognized for using the Nerves framework to bring web security best practices to IoT.
Though the IoT landscape is improving, many existing products are rampant with security flaws. Very’s solution to this problem is to bring web tools and technology to the hardware world through Elixir and Nerves. This makes it possible to iterate quickly and securely by leveraging the web-security best practices that are a part of the Elixir web ecosystem.
“To improve a product, you need to continually ship new code, but this is hard to do with devices in the field. It’s often messy, unreliable, not secure, and really slow to iterate,” says Jeff McGehee, IoT practice lead at Very. “Nerves is a complete paradigm shift that makes this problem much easier to solve.”
Elixir has been adopted by the web community and it also boasts strengths for low-level hardware applications. The Nerves project successfully leverages the ideologies of web development (frameworks, powerful tooling, etc…) and combines them with the strengths of embedded Elixir. This makes the Elixir/Nerves stack ideal for rapid, robust development of IoT devices, and as such, it is the preferred IoT firmware stack used at Very.
“The companies selected for the IoT Evolution Security Excellence Award exemplify innovation driving the fast-growing Internet of Things marketplace. It is my honor to congratulate Very for their innovative work and contribution to this rapidly evolving industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution Magazine.