New White Paper: Overview of BLE Security and Privacy

January 7, 2015, 11:04 am

Laird recently released a white paper that discusses the basics of security and privacy for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Laird's BL6x0 series and BT900. The white paper, titled BLE and Laird's BL6x0 Series & BT900 Modules: A Guide to Security and Privacy, is an excellent resource for those looking to learn about the basics of BLE security and privacy and the additional security and privacy features offered by Laird's BLE modules. The white paper can be downloaded here.

Security and privacy are two imperative considerations in any wireless design. Bluetooth protocols, version 4.0 and newer, include a BLE connectivity option for OEMs seeking secure and private connection capabilities. BLE makes it possible to add wireless short-range capabilities to devices. Adding these capabilities enables smaller form factors, better power optimization, and the ability to operate on a small power cell for months or even years. BLE even comes equipped with several security and privacy capabilities and there are BLE modules that can provide additional security and privacy to make the technology an even stronger embedded wireless solution. The white paper serves as a technical guide to security and privacy for BLE, up to version 4.1 as 4.2 security features will probably take up to Q4 2015 to feed through to devices, and highlights the additional security and privacy features that Laird’s BL6x0 series and BT900 dual mode solution provide.

To download BLE and Laird's BL6x0 Series & BT900 Modules: A Guide to Security and Privacy, click here.