For companies developing products connected to the Internet of Things, ensuring security can be a challenge. Because IoT device manufacturers often lack sufficient security expertise, they look to their chip providers to handle security. This is in fact a natural place to start, because a strong security architecture starts at the chip level, where the most fundamental assets of a device – the cryptographic keys that protect data and authenticate devices to the network and each other – need to be protected. These keys are at the heart of any security architecture and must be protected from attackers to ensure device security. But generating, provisioning and securely storing keys on chips while shielding them from other, possibly malicious, processes on an IoT device is not a trivial task for chip manufacturers.
Intrinsic ID and Silex Insight have joined forces to deliver a solution that enables any IoT chip manufacturer – even those for which security is not a core competency – to include hardware-based key storage, key provisioning and cryptographic operations on any microprocessor or other semiconductor device that drives an IoT-connected product.
About the Speakers
Pieter Willems of Silex Insight started his career in the image sensor industry. As a strategic marketing and product manager, he conducted market analysis and product definitions for various companies, growing new products into multimillion-euro businesses. At Silex Insight he took on the role of strategic sales and marketing manager for the security IP products, a role in which he is responsible for transforming the embedded security IP business from a service-oriented strategy to a product-driven company. He holds a master’s degree in microelectronics.
Vincent van der Leest is Director of Business Development at Intrinsic ID, responsible for the company’s partner ecosystem in Europe. In 9 years at Intrinsic ID his roles have included responsibility for European-funded projects as well as managing relationships with key semiconductor customers and partners. Vincent is author or co-author of a number of scientific papers on Intrinsic ID’s core technology, as well as several patents. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, and worked for ASML and Philips before joining Intrinsic ID.
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