Tuya and AWS set up IoT security lab

  • September 6, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Chinese firm Tuya Smart is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish an IoT security lab.

Tuya Smart is an IoT developer service provider, and has jointly established a collaborative security laboratory with AWS. This initiative, announced at last month’s AWS Re:Inforce China conference, aims to fortify security, compliance capabilities and technological innovation within the IoT industry, setting benchmarks for security and compliance standards across the sector.

The collaboration will primarily focus on advancing security technology across four key domains – privacy computing, Matter PKI (public key infrastructure), devsecops, and international data compliance.

“Since the first day of its establishment, Tuya has regarded security and compliance as the core of our strategy and has always persisted in long-term construction and investment in security,” said Joy Liu, chief information security officer of Tuya Smart. “Our close cooperation with AWS for nearly ten years has resulted in a profound integration of our cloud security products. Through this collaboration, we will further deepen our cooperation with AWS and work together to contribute more to the security development of the IoT industry.”

The Tuya IoT development platform has accumulated over 846,000 registered developers from over 200 countries and regions. Tuya Smart’s commitment to fostering an open and neutral IoT developer platform, and building richer and safer interconnected application scenarios, has spurred years of active engagement in IoT security. This commitment is underscored by the establishment of proprietary security and compliance standards.

Tuya also maintains close collaboration with industry standardisation bodies, actively participating in the formulation of industry benchmarks. Tuya also promotes the knowledge and popularisation of security standards.

In 2018, it released the Tuya Smart Security White Paper. In addition, thanks to its emphasis on, and practice of, information security, in the 2022 Global IoT Security White Paper jointly released by the Research Center for Cyber Governance (RCGCG) and IoXt Alliance (Internet of Secure Things Alliance) in 2022, Tuya Smart was selected as one of the enterprises with the best security practices in the industry.

Tuya explores security and compliance, serving as a role model for the industry. The company’s transparent and open information security strategy can enhance the involvement of partners and experts, collectively solidifying industry standards. When designing products, Tuya dissects security specifications into tangible actions, ensuring the integration of security measures throughout the lifecycle of product development. Concepts such as zero trust provisioning, continuous monitoring, vulnerability mitigation, over-the-air upgrades and user-focused privacy collectively contribute to enhanced product security and reliability.

Given the surge of applications and the number of devices in the IoT sector, security concerns have grown increasingly complicated. In response, the Collaborative Security Lab, a shared endeavour between Tuya Smart and AWS, leverages the strengths of both sides to fortify cooperation and exploration within the IoT domain. This collective endeavour seeks to deliver industry-wide options.

Looking ahead, Tuya (www.tuya.com) says it is poised to explore the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) into IoT security practices, offering holistic information security to customers and end-users and propelling the IoT industry towards secure and sustainable growth.