Software and telecommunications firms Arduino, Telstra, Thales and Microsoft have teamed up to simplify security for the internet of things (IoT) security. Together, the companies will implement a solution to enable trusted communication between connected devices and the cloud.
The solution provides instant mutual authentication between a device and a cloud platform via cellular networks with GSMA IoT SAFE security specifications.
“The collaborative effort between these international organisations demonstrates the importance of simplifying IoT security without compromise,” said Tony Shakib, general manager of Azure IoT business acceleration at Microsoft. “By bringing together each IoT technology layer; device, software, network and cloud, we can deliver a more streamlined approach to IoT security. This allows customers and partners to focus on creating business value from their solutions while ensuring their IoT deployments remain secure.”
With the new solution, as soon as an IoT device is switched on, any SIM or eSIM featuring Thales’s IoT SAFE application will be automatically and securely provisioned. A Digital Certificate will then be created and stored in the SIM/eSIM, permitting a trusted communication between the device and the server.