Home IoT security could come from a glowing rock next year
An Internet of Things security startup thinks it can reduce the complexity of a home full of connected devices to three colors: red, orange, and green.
Those colors will glow from a wireless orb that looks like a smooth river rock and is small enough to fit in your hand. But it’s what is behind this friendly bit of decor that will make the colors meaningful. The San Francisco startup, Dojo-Labs, makes a network security device that plugs into your home Internet gateway and talks to a cloud-based service. It’s all managed through a smartphone app.
Dojo aims for nothing less than protecting a consumer’s entire collection of home IoT gear against cyber attacks. It plans to do that by monitoring all devices around the clock for odd behaviors and then either alerting the user and fixing the problem (orange light) or telling the user there’s something they need to do (red light). When everything’s fine, it will show a green light. The orb is wireless, battery-powered and controlled by Dojo’s client device via Bluetooth.