Is my GreenIQ safe?

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) revolution is changing our lives in so many ways. Using IoT, sensors collect, communicate, analyze, and act on information, delivering a more efficient experience for consumers. However, just like any technology, IoT has its downside. It creates new opportunities for information to be compromised.

Modern smart homes use IoT as an enabling technology. Professionals use innovative IoT solutions to increase their business profitability. Municipalities are starting to adopt IoT as well to make cities smarter. GreenIQ leads the Smart Garden revolution in those three market segments. Many of our customers are wondering about the risks associated with a connected irrigation system. Will it compromise my data? Will my network be less secure having an IoT device on it? Can someone take advantage of my sprinkler controller for malicious activities?

With a lack of uniform standards governing IoT, different smart home vendors are taking different approaches to cyber risk management. GreenIQ is leading the pack in terms of cybersecurity measures. Our cyber security experts continuously attack our systems using latest techniques to identify vulnerabilities. Once a cyber vulnerability is detected, our R&D team promptly fixes our software in order to protect our deployed devices, cloud and apps.

GreenIQ employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. All wireless communications between the Smart Garden Hub and the GreenIQ Cloud use HTTPS protocol. The same applies to the communications between our mobile app and the GreenIQ Cloud.

GreenIQ prevents unauthorized users from tinkering with the Smart Garden Hub firmware. In addition to the standard access permission control, all Secure Shell (SSH) access to the Hub’s firmware are blocked.

What about integrations? If Alexa can talk to my GreenIQ, why can’t other devices take over it? The answer is quite simple. Internet-based integrations, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Netatmo, IFTTT and others, use a standard secured authentication protocol called OAuth2. This protocol grants limited secured access to the Smart Garden Hub only to authenticated third-party applications.

Any computerized system in the world can be attacked by hackers. It’s important to select a system that employs state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies to protect your network and IoT devices from being compromised.

GreenIQ is committed to protecting its customers from cyber-attacks. We continuously dedicate resources and apply the latest technologies to assure the cyber-security of GreenIQ products and services worldwide, so that you, the customer, will not have to worry about it.

Author: Odi Dahan, GreenIQ Founder & CEO