As the new IoT technologies carrying long range and low power are giving way to new applications in areas like smart cities, smart manufacturing, and work safety; security is the key to ensuring the success of all such applications. In order to meet this challenge, STMicroelectronics has teamed up with G+D Mobile Security and Murata to integrate cost-effective security solutions for IoT devices.
The solution is available for a wide range of applications and vertical markets. It aims to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the data exchanged, thereby allowing the distribution of LPWAN keys in a fully secure manner.
STMicroelectronics, G+D Mobile Security and Murata Bring Security Solutions for IoT Devices
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As a large number of devices are connected to the internet and being used in a broad range of critical systems, the non-cellular connectivity plays an important role in vital IoT applications. Moreover, the non-secure devices in these systems are more prone to manipulation and attacks, posing a serious risk to the whole infrastructure. The new solution easily integrates security at the device production facility and thus adds value to the product and protection to the IoT ecosystem.
The solution involves G+D’s key Management System that relies on an STSAFE-A secure element attached to an STM32 general purpose microcontroller, built into a compact cost-effective LoRaWAN module designed by Murata.
The offering forms the basis of a secure LoRaWAN ecosystem rendering end-to-end device security, an easy onboarding and lifecycle management of the module, easy network deployments and tracking, as well as data privacy and integrity.
ST is cooperating with G+D Mobile Security and Murata to offer LoRaWAN best-in-class secure solutions. Based on highly secure hardware, our solution ensures integrity and confidentiality of any communication through secure handling and storage of the secrets,” added Laurent Degauque, Secure Microcontroller Marketing Director, Microcontroller and Digital ICs Group at STMicroelectronics.
About G+D Mobile Security
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of 11,300 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 2.1 billion in the 2016 fiscal year. G+D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G+D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group’s customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities.
Murata is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading-edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Murata innovations can be found in a wide range of applications from mobile phones to home appliances, and automotive applications to energy management systems and healthcare devices.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car, and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
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