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White papers

Security Architecture

March 2018

Security Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Commercial Buildings

Author: Piotr Polak, Philips Lighting

Sharing a common, IP-based infrastructure can bring a host of benefits for building automation and control systems in commercial buildings. These include centralized monitoring and control, real-time insights and status updates across the entire building, remote access via the Internet, easier maintenance and more. However, there are significant security risks for systems that are always connected and remotely accessible via public Internet. As explained in our White Paper, the security architecture developed by the Fairhair Alliance aims to address these risks by specifying device-, network- and application-level protections for systems operating in a more open, IP-based environment. View the Fairhair press release.





General overview

September 2017

The Fairhair Alliance: Facilitating the Internet of Things for Commercial Buildings

This White Paper covers:

  • Fairhair scope and key technology choices

  • Towards semantic interoperability: Fairhair standard metadata

  • Fairhair security solution

    • Security Layers

    • Device Enrolment

This White Paper is based on a presentation made at the 2017 LED Professional Symposium (Bregenz, Austria on September 26-28, 2017).

Draft Fairhair specifications

March 2017

Draft Fairhair specifications: Resource Modeling, Resource Discovery and Security

This White Paper accompanies the Fairhair draft specifications that were circulated to external companies and organizations, for feedback and review. View the press release.