Security and authentication provider WISeKey has launched WISeKeyIoT, a global scalable framework which offers digital public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates for connected devices.
The certificates are protected in certified tamper resistant silicon chips, as well as an outsourced or on-premises certificate management system, with device life cycle control functions and security enforcement entities. The digital PKI certificates can be signed by the publicly trusted root, owned by OISTE and operated by WISeKey.
The IoT market can prove to be a potential new business segment for WISeKey, as an estimated 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2020, while the global population is predicted to grow to 6.8 billion. Therefore, there will be more than 7 devices per person connected to the internet by 2020.
This will result in interchanging of huge and increasing amount of data between connected devices and back-end servers, allowing companies to provide users with new type of exciting applications, which will be designed to offer increased control over the use of resources, improve efficiency in power grids, optimise processing of information in industrial environments, provide better and higher quality healthcare services and personalised experience for shopping or leisure, among others.
In early 2017, the company introduced the VaultIC184 – a security solution for the IoT consisting a tamper proof silicon chip, which is based on an advanced secure microcontroller development, certified to Common Criteria EAL4+/5+ and FIPS 140-2 Level 3, a Sigfox specific Application Programming interface, based on the latest specifications, allows device manufacturers an easy integration of the module, as well as a provisioning service, transferring the burden of device personalisation from the device manufacturing line to WISeKey’s secure Personalisation Centre.