With devices, machinery and manufacturing plants getting smarter, they also become more vulnerable. This makes security aspects an increasing challenge for designers of networked devices, machinery and production facilities.
As a building block of IT and data security, systems communicating over the internet directly or via IoT gateways need to have a unique and non-cloneable identity. Systems must also be able to send, receive and store cryptographically strongly secured data. Solutions involving only the use of software rarely offer sufficient protection.
Swissbit offers a flexible, hardware-based approach that includes data protection, secure boot and device integrity in pluggable formats such as (micro)SD cards and USB sticks.
Pluggable security modules allow retrofitting a security anchor to existing designs and systems in the field. Also, they are easy to replace – which is important since the field-life of industrial equipment is typically much longer than the innovation cycle of Security Smart Cards, which need to keep up with growing computing power and capabilities of attackers.
Spreker volgt, Swissbit (on behalf of Rutronik)
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