The present disclosure describes systems and methods that provide for managing user authentication and data security for “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for providing an IoT device with a public key portion of a PKI key pair belonging to an authorized user (e.g., owner, etc.) of the IoT device. The PKI key pair of the authorized user can be used to provide user authentication and data security when connecting to and/or communicating with the IoT device. The systems and methods of the present disclosure can provide for improved user control over IoT devices and the data generated, used, and/or stored by IoT devices.
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Heiby, Ronald, "Internet of Things - Data Security and User Authentication Management", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 08, 2018)