Gemalto launches Cinterion Secure Element

Laetitia Jay - Gemalto
Laetitia Jay, Vice President of M2M Solutions and Services, Gemalto

Gemalto has recently introduced the Cinterion Secure Element, which according to the digital security company, is a tamper-resistant component embedded in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that enables advanced digital security and lifecycle management.

The security framework, named Secure Element, aims to serve as the foundation of trust for building the IoT security architecture. This is crucial for long-lived industrial solutions such as connected cars and smart meters that need protection against evolving threats while remaining flexible to accommodate enhanced functionalities and services.

According to Gemalto, a number of automakers have already begun integrating the Cinterion Secure Element into their advanced security architecture.  Furthermore, the digital security company also highlighted that this component enables secure over-the-air management of security credentials as well as software updates across the lifecycle of solutions. The Secure Element offers an added layer of protection for a variety of applications and represents a powerful key to help secure the entire IoT ecosystem.

“The growing reliance on IoT solutions and high profile cyber-attacks are focusing industry minds on the necessity of security technology for continued growth,” said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO, Beecham Research. “Security at this level does not work as an afterthought. It must be incorporated from the ground up at the start of new development projects. The Cinterion Secure Element provides for this, combining flexibility with high levels of security.”

“Gemalto’s Security by Design approach and its suite of M2M optimised solutions – including the Secure Element – provide end-to-end protection from the edge to the core,” said Laetitia Jay, Vice President of M2M Solutions and Services, Gemalto. “Security and trust among all types of connected objects such as cars, traffic lights or intelligent road systems, will enable a whole realm of innovations in the IoT ecosystem.”

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