Protecting IoT Components & Devices with Key Injection
An IoT ecosystem has far reaching application areas - from home networks to medical and automotive industries, through to national defence. When considering these, it’s important to focus on the supply chain as a whole- various global suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and multiple technologies coupled with processes for contracting and logistics. Add this to the engineering beyond what makes the end product or device possible- an interconnected IoT ecosystem where protection of components is critical - any poorly-built component can cause a systematic failure and therefore, security is paramount.
Giving each component a unique electronic identity increases the authenticity of the device, and this is achievable by injecting a unique identity in each component- key injection. The integrity of the key injection process is of extreme importance and can be achieved by using HSMs to establish a Root of Trust for this process.
Utimaco provides industry-grade key injection solutions and a remote key loading Hardware Security Module (HSM) enabling remote key lifecycle management and tracking, including distribution control - creating, securing, and managing required keys and monitoring the full key lifecycle from creation to termination.