Thales HSM IoT

There is a recent push to implement an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure into manufacturing environments in order to protect intellectual property (IP), reduce manufacturing costs, improve supply chain efficiencies, and proficiently manage device lifecycles. But studies reveal that in past IoT implementations the secure component was often an afterthought, posing risks to manufacturers’ proprietary software and IP. Additionally, manufacturers were also missing out on the secure collection of invaluable data from potentially thousands of endpoints that could be analysed to lower costs, improve productivity, and basically work smarter.

Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) secure encryption keys in a FIPS 140-validated root of trust so that manufacturers can securely benefit from IoT and big data analytics. In addition, SafeNet Luna HSMs offer high availability, load balancing, and ECC key limit size constraints for smaller crypto footprints, to ensure production uptimes and efficient performance rates that will not bog down systems.

Thales can help

Guard yourself against forgery, protect yourself against lost revenue, and become more vigilant in your secure manufacturing environment, including system risks that accompany the IoT.

IoT Security Threats Include

  • Issuance of identities
  • Privacy of IoT data
  • Secure code signing
  • Insecure communication between devices and the backend
  • Breach of data resulting in incorrect data analysis
  • Authentication of software updates
  • Control of manufacturing licenses
  • Authentication of manufactured components once deployed
  • Enforcement of policy and procedures