What Do Connected Devices Require to Participate in the IoT Securely?

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What Do Connected Devices Require to Participate in the IoT Securely?

To securely participate in the IoT, each connected device needs a unique identification – even before it has an IP address. This digital credential establishes the root of trust for the device’s entire lifecycle, from initial design to deployment to retirement.

Thales eSecurity uses hardware security modules (HSMs), combined with supporting security applications from Thales technology partners, to enable manufacturers to provide each device a unique ID using the strongest cryptographic processing, key protection, and key management available. A digital certificate is injected into each device to enable:

  • Authentication of each device introduced to the organization’s architecture
  • Verification of the integrity of the operating system and applications on the device
  • Secure communications between devices, gateway, and cloud
  • Authorized software and firmware updates, based on approved code