Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced an initiative today to make the Internet of Things more secure, starting at the chip level.

Intel has created a protocol, dubbed Enhanced Privacy Identification, that will make Internet of Things communication and transactions more secure.

The Internet of Things is about making everyday objects smart and connected. But if those devices can be hacked, that could be a very big problem.

So the EPID technology will create a “silicon level root of trust,” Krzanich said. That means security is built in at the deepest hardware level of the system.

“We’ll make our vision of a secure Internet of Things a reality,” he said.