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GlobalSign and Technology Partners Demonstrate IoT Security Solutions at RSA Conference 2017

07 February 2017

Presentations to highlight Public Key Infrastructure’s ever increasing role in the emergence of the Internet of Things

GMO GlobalSign (, a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), will be exhibiting at the RSA Conference next week with several Internet of Things (IoT) security partners to highlight solutions to secure connected devices. Addressing IoT security is now more important than ever to prevent catastrophic attacks in the industrial, automobile, healthcare and energy industries, as well as to protect the data and privacy of businesses and consumers.

A significant challenge with IoT security is that standards and frameworks are still in their infancy, so there is confusion on where to get started. One solution ideally positioned to enable IoT security is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a standards-based technology that has been securing network-connected devices by delivering trust and high assurance for years – making it ready to manage digital certificates and identities for the IoT on a large scale. PKI meets the three security concerns IoT developers must address in their products; authentication, encryption, and integrity. GlobalSign’s high-scale certificate service allows IoT developers to easily build security and identity into their products, protecting the integrity of data by securing and authenticating IoT end points.

To secure the millions of IoT implementations, GlobalSign is partnering with technology providers such as Allegro SoftwareInfineonIntrinsic-ID and Xilinx to provide strong IoT device identity and enable manufacturers to accelerate the time to market and reduce the costs of their products while also addressing critical security needs.

The following IoT security focused presentations by GlobalSign and partners will be taking place at the GlobalSign Booth (S721).

GlobalSign – IoT Security Starts with PKI

  • Date: Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00p.m.
  • Presenter: Lancen LaChance, Vice President of Product Management, IoT
  • Topic Description: With all the chaos around the opportunity and risk that the IoT involves, how do organizations mitigate risks effectively? IoT security requires strong roots of trust to enable and bootstrap secure communications. This talk will discuss how and why PKI is a foundational component for any IoT security story. It will also look at the implications and considerations of deploying PKI into an IoT ecosystem over a traditional IT environment.

Infineon Technologies – Identity: The Foundation for IoT Security

  • Date: Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00p.m.
  • Presenter: Steve Hanna, Senior Principal, Infineon Technologies
  • Topic Description: To solve the problem of IoT security, strong identity is essential. IoT devices, services, and users must be able to identify each other to communicate securely, block attackers, and safely distribute software updates. For years, the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) has been known as the gold standard of security and for good reason. This talk will discuss how the TPM can be used to establish Strong Device Identity and how recent developments have eased the burden of TPM deployment, both for IT and for embedded systems (IoT).

Allegro Software – Medical Device Security, A Defense in Depth Perspective using PKI

  • Date: Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00p.m.
  • Presenter: Loren Shade, Founder of IoT Security Forum and Vice President of Marketing, Allegro
  • Topic Description: Hospitals are prime targets for hackers who see internet-connected healthcare equipment as low-hanging fruit for stealing medical records and other sensitive information. While hospitals are well-equipped for saving lives, they are ill-equipped for beating back cyber-attacks. This presentation will show how device manufacturers targeting the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) can easily adopt and deploy PKI technology to significantly reduce the risk of device-related data breaches in healthcare environments.

Intrinsic-ID – Strong Device Identities Through SRAM PUF-based Certificates

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00p.m.
  • Presenter: James Livingston, Director of Sales North America, Intrinsic-ID
  • Topic Description: IoT device manufacturers are under immense pressure to provide device personalization, strong protection of sensitive assets, and in-field application services in order to help their products stand out from the crowd. All of these features come at the high cost of key delivery methods that don’t allow for the scalability of device appropriate security. Intrinsic-ID’s CITADEL is the world’s first SRAM PUF-based key provisioning system designed to keep pace with the growing demand for the generation, distribution, and protection of cryptographic keys for IoT applications. This talk will show how easy it is to use CITADEL to scale up deployment in an affordable, flexible and secure way with GlobalSign’s identity management service.

Xilinx – Introduction to the Industrial Internet Consortium Security Claims Evaluation Testbed

  • When: Wednesday, February 15 at 3:00p.m.
  • Presenter: Dan Isaacs, Director of Connected Systems, Xilinx
  • Topic Description: The need to address security, at both cyber and physical levels, especially in this day and age, is of universal concern. The Industrial Internet Consortium Security Claims Evaluation Testbed provides an open and highly configurable platform to evaluate participants’ security claims relative to best practices. Discussions will include an implementation methodology showcasing trustworthiness through establishment of strong device identity provided by secure certification. An overview of the central hub of the testbed, a highly configurable intelligent gateway from System On Chip Engineering, (SOCe) based on a Zynq-based SOM will also be provided. Security capabilities will be described at the device, system, and application level along with the extensive ecosystem surrounding the testbed.

Success in the IoT relies on the right partnerships
GlobalSign offers programs to both IoT technical partners and organizations building their own IoT products or solutions. The IoT Developer Program is for organizations building smart connected products or building connectivity into their business solutions and for organizations starting an IoT proof of concept project. The IoT Technology Partner Program is for technology vendors who are building IoT enabling technology and solutions and for vendors whose end customers benefit from a joint offering and integration. For more information on GlobalSign’s IoT Partner Programs, please visit:

Learn More at RSA Conference 2017 – GlobalSign Booth S721
In addition to IoT demos and presentations at its booth, GlobalSign will be highlighting its enterprise security solutions including the latest version of its Automated Enrollment Gateway (AEG) and its mobile authentication capabilities. To learn more or schedule a demo, please visit the GlobalSign RSA page.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

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