Gemalto launches Cinterion Secure Element IoT

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Adaptive security for always up to date smart card security level for advanced protection of automotive and industrial sectors

Gemalto, a digital security provider, is introducing the Cinterion Secure Element, a tamper-resistant component embedded in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable advanced digital security and lifecycle management.

The security framework, named Secure Element, serves as the foundation of trust for building the IoT security architecture. This is crucial for long-lived industrial solutions such as connected cars and smart meters that need protection against evolving threats while remaining flexible to accommodate enhanced functionalities and services, said the company.

Major automakers have already begun integrating Gemalto’s Cinterion Secure Element in advanced security architecture by design. The Cinterion Secure Element meets extreme environmental and longevity requirements from the automotive industry and benefits from smart card level security. This ensures that data is stored in a safe place and access is granted only to authorised applications and people helping to guard against digital and physical attacks.

In addition, Gemalto’s new component enables secure over-the-air management of security credentials as well as software updates across the lifecycle of solutions. The Secure Element offers an added layer of protection for a variety of applications and represents a powerful key to help secure the entire IoT ecosystem.

Said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO at leading technology analyst firm Beecham Research: “The growing reliance on IoT solutions and high profile cyberattacks are focusing industry minds on the necessity of security technology for continued growth. Security at this level does not work as an afterthought. It must be incorporated from the ground up at the start of new development projects. The Cinterion Secure Element provides for this, combining flexibility with high levels of security.”

While Gemalto‚Äôs Laetitia Jay, VP of M2M solutions and services, added: “Gemalto’s Security by Design approach and suite of M2M optimised solutions, including the Secure Element, provide end to end protection from the edge to the core. Security and trust among all types of connected objects such as cars, traffic lights or intelligent road systems, will enable a whole realm of innovations in the IoT ecosystem.”

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