Device Authority today announces its first hardware security module (HSM) partnership and technology integration with Thales eSecurity delivering trust in devices and data to enable increased adoption of the IoT.
Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform (version 5.8 also announced today) integrates with the Thales nShield Connect hardware security module (HSM) to provide high-assurance device authentication, managed end-to-end encryption, and certificate provisioning for IoT devices, ideal for medical, industrial and other smart connected products. KeyScaler delivers a scalable, device-based authentication and authorization to establish a strong root of trust and identity assurance for IoT headless devices.
Cindy Provin, CEO of Thales eSecurity, said:
“Our partnership with Device Authority enables us to solve device authentication and data security challenges that are impeding IoT deployments, creating a hardened system for issuing and managing device credentials and keys that are essential to creating a root of trust for customer IoT projects.”
IoT presents considerable security risks, operational challenges and data security/privacy issues for organizations. The recent Mirai Botnet and its advanced successors, Persirai, Reaper have proven the importance of IoT device identity and credential management. KeyScaler uniquely combines device identity and end-to-end data security to address the security challenges for enterprise IoT operations.
“Thales provides best-in-class hardware security which creates a high-assurance foundation for digital security, a huge benefit for the IoT ecosystem,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority. “Together our joint solution is already seeing traction in critical use cases, notably medical devices. We look forward to helping our partners and customers implement strong security practices for their IoT devices, applications and data.”
Encryption keys handled outside an HSM are more vulnerable to attack, which can lead to compromise of critical keys. HSMs are a proven and auditable way to secure valuable cryptographic material. Thales nShield Connect secures the generation and storage of the private keys used by the KeyScaler platform within a FIPS 140-2 certified protected environment. This provides the highest level of security and assurance against key compromise and theft.