DARPA: Monitoring heat, electromagnetic and sound outputs could assess safety of IoT devices

DARPA is looking for a platform that can tell whether Internet of Things devices have been hijacked based on fluctuations in the heat, electromagnetic waves and sound they put out as well as the power they use.

The agency wants technology that can decipher these analog waves and reveal what IoT devices are up to in their digital realms, according to a DARPA announcement seeking research proposals under the name “Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security (LADS)”.

The LADS program would separate security monitoring from the device itself so if it is compromised, the monitoring platform can’t be affected.

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Network World Tim Greene