In an increasingly connected world, the
Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering new business value and benefits to individuals across the globe. At the heart of it all is the data generated and exchanged, that brings new insights into better ways to work and live.
But to take full benefit of this new world, one needs to trust that the connected objects and data they generate are only accessible by authorised people and machines. Deploying IoT solutions effectively means deploying them securely.
Gemalto’s IoT Security solutions are driving innovation by protecting data integrity, data confidentiality and make sure IoT infrastructures have the capacity to be resilient to cybersecurity risks.
There are many ways an attacker can access device features or data on a connected object. The main target hacking points are shown below in IoT layers: the devices, the network & connections and the cloud infrastructure:
As Gartner forecast
25 billion connected things by 2021, wireless networks and data moving around are increasing. This opens up exciting new business opportunities and a trail for economic growth. But it also opens the door to a variety of new security threats.
IoT Security is key to gain and retain consumer trust on privacy and to fullfill the full potential of the IoT promise. Recognized as global leader in digital security, Gemalto is uniquely positioned to provide leading edge IoT security solutions and services to protect your connected objects, from the design and manufacturing stages, through their entire lifecycle, guarding data against malevolent attacks.
There are essential pillars to secure the connected objects and the IoT data at rest in devices and cloud, or in motion on networks:
Securing IoT Device & Data
Gemalto’s embedded software and hardware solutions help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) overcome security challenges:
M2M-optimised SIM and
embedded SIM (eUICC): both tamper-resistant environments represent a strong authentication token for cellular applications. They encrypt and authenticate data and securely identify devices on global mobile networks.
Cinterion Secure Element: the hardware component, embedded in devices, provides the maximum level of protection at the edge, for the most critical IoT applications. Its tamper-proof environment works as a ´safe´ storage for encrytion keys and security credentials. Embedded
SafeNet Hardware Security Modules (HSMs): HSMs excel in safeguarding the most sensitive IoT devices´ keys which are centrally stored (on servers or other systems). The hardened, tamper-resistant environment act as a trust anchor to protect the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world.
Trusted Key Manager: the advanced security solution leverages above HSMs to authenticate IoT devices and secure data exchanges, preventing unauthorized devices and IoT players from joining the network. It enables strong digital security through a simple and trustful mechanism of secure key provisioning, remote credential activation and lifecycle management.
IP Protection: we protect the intellectual property of embedded software applications and data files, preventing reverse engineering or tampering
Securing the Cloud
Some major forms of threat come from the enterprise or cloud environment that smart devices are connected to. Gemalto solutions for
data encryption and
cloud security provide a comprehensive portfolio for cloud service providers and enterprises to secure their enterprise and cloud assets. Our
cloud-based licensing and entitlement solution helps technology companies leverage the full potential of the cloud environment, ensuring their intellectual property is secured.
IoT Security Lifecycle Management
Often overlooked, managing the lifecycle of security components across the device and cloud spectrum is a critical element for a robust and long-term digital security strategy. Security is not a one-off activity, but an evolving part of the IoT ecosystem.
Adding new devices, decommissioning others, onboarding to new cloud platforms, securing firmware or software updates, or proceeding to the maintenance of large fleets - all these activities necessitate comprehensive management of identities, keys and tokens. Gemalto provides solutions to build a sustainable security lifecycle management infrastructure, to address current and future security threats.
Leave the complexity to us!
Embracing the IoT requires a new way of thinking about how industrial systems are designed and used.
Security by design - building security into the roots of connected products will ensure devices are shielded from attacks through their entire lifecycle.
Working out which solutions are right for you might seem like a gargantuan task. Our IoT Security team is here to help you every step of the way to ensure you get the right combination of reliable, future-proof and scalable security solutions, adapted to your business:
IoT Security Consulting Services: whether designing a new IoT solution or evaluating an existing connected device, Gemalto help enterprises identify, analyze and mitigate risk by designing end-to-end security architectures that safeguard assets and data. We provide thorough penetration testing of devices and systems including reverse engineering and physical and logical manipulation to ensure appropriate security solutions are in place.