Starting situation and project objective
The significance of IT security is permeating increasingly large areas of our lives. For instance, smart home devices like lights, washing machines, door locking systems and cameras are connected and can frequently be controlled remotely via the Internet. While bringing new comfort to our lives, this also gives hackers greater opportunities to gain access to home networks. The devices need to be made as safe as possible at an early stage in order to mitigate the risk of a successful cyberattack.
“Miele@home technology” is used to connect numerous devices and integrate them within smart home applications. Among the benefits of this system is that the operating mode of each connected device can be displayed at any time − it’s certainly practical if you can see at a glance when the washing machine running in the basement will be finished with its cycle. What’s more, apps frequently allow users to check the status of various devices wherever they happen to be − for instance to see whether they remembered to switch off the oven. To enable this remote access, the devices are connected via the Internet with Miele’s proprietary server. This type of Internet access requires particular protection, e.g. to prevent cyberattacks.