Secure-IoT.eu is the Partner-Management & Business-Development arm of core-technology – R&D-partners specialized in the high-security arena of digital identification and authentication. With a ratio of 80%+ of R&D engineers, our technology partners clearly focus on engineering!!
Common background to this is our 20+ year’s history and commonprojects&experiences in the high secure world of digital Identification and digital Authentication of – mostly PKI based – solutions for secure transactions (Payments: Visa, Master and others), and for Government ID solutions (biometric Passports, PKIeIDAS – European electronic ID Card)!
The high secure Authentication and security protection of each single IoT device meets similar challenges as are pre-condition for successful National Identification schemes, digital payments, secure transactions and alike.
The support for root of trust in IoT devices and the “identity of things” model (see Gartner’s”The Identity of Things for the Internet of Things”) drive centralized and federated key and certificate management services, lightweight encryption adoption, and multifactor authentication in security markets.
Security mechanisms that leverage hardware-based implementations gain momentum, since „Software only“ protected devices lack in security.
In 2017 approx 8 billion IoT devices were active, but less than 20%of all IoT devices included hardware security. High-profile cyber attacks and attempted compromises in the connected automobile and medical device industries have driven early security spend (digital as well as IoT-specific) in those verticals. There is also a growing attention and pressure from different layers of government for potential regulation. The effects of these attacks also highlight the overlapping safety regulation and general safety management impacts of digital security.
Other sectors, such as healthcare and industrial follow. Major technology +serviceproviders, such as Apple, Samsung, Google and Intel, are incorporating-authentication mechanisms and/or specifying hardware security in their IoT platforms (see Gartner’s”Market Trends: The Rise of Hardware Security in the IoT Era”)
Secure-IoT.eu’concept start at the heart of the IoT-device-security: We enrich ICs, Chips, SoCs, Memorie (SD etc.), Sensors etc. with a revolutionary Secure Element design, either as Hard-IP (for IC design companies), as discrete module (for Chip-, and device-makers) or as technology transfer for IC design teams.
With the Secure Element, we give each component within the IoT a hardware-based unique identity.
The revolutionarySecure Element is- unlikeotherMicroController Units (MCUs) and memories –very robust against physical attacks (like DPA/Side-Channel attacks) and can not be read or counterfeited. Furthermore its Ultra-power-power sleep mode of <90nA. The Secure Element is CC5+ certified and with this, all SoCs and alike being enriched with this Hard-IP are certifiable to CC5+, too.
Our clients asked us for „more help“, therefore we extended our hardware by Secure Software (OS) and Secure Device Subscription& Connectivity Management solutions as follows:
– Two alternative Secure-Operating Systems:
a.) JavaCard OS 3.0.5 for Secure transactions, as being used in billions of SmartCardsworldwide
b.) a High Integrity Run Time Environment, as being used and recommended for the automotive industry.
– A GSMA based subscription + connectivity management.
The European Commission announced on Sept 13th, 2017 a proposal for a « Cybersecurity Act » granting ENISA, the « EU Cybersecurity Agency », a key role as cybersecurity agency with full operational capabilities, and including an « Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification » (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/com-2017-477_en).
We fully fulfill those regulations and recommendations!
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