Data I/O and DigiCert to Address IoT Security at Embedded World 2019

Co-Presentation focused on transitioning from Software Based
Security to Hardware-Based Security – How to Make the Leap

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of
advanced data and security programming solutions for flash, flash-memory
based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, and DigiCert, Inc., the
world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, will jointly
present at Embedded World on February 26th discussing how
OEMs can transition designs from software-based security to
hardware-based security.

With the market for secure elements and secure microcontrollers
anticipated to grow to 4 billion units over the next 5 years, the need
for OEMs to design security into their products has never been greater.
This growth is reflective of a broader industry trend towards
hardware-based security using secure elements or secure microcontrollers
for key storage with cloud access and software-based certificate
distribution. To provide some level of protection, many OEMs have
designed software-based security into their products. As OEMs look to
provide stronger security in their products they are transitioning their
designs to hardware-based security. Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO
at Data I/O Corporation and Mike Nelson, Vice President of IoT Security
at DigiCert, will address this topic at the conference in a presentation
titled: Transitioning from Software Based Security to Hardware-Based
Security – How to Make the Leap.

“Scalable security is critical for the success of IoT applications, and
certificate-based authentication, encryption and integrity between
devices form the foundation for a secure IoT ecosystem,” said Mike
Nelson, Vice President of IoT Security at DigiCert. “Our collaboration
with Data I/O helps OEMs enable their security designs with
hardware-based, secure chipsets regardless of size, volume or in-house
security expertise to provision certificates on the devices during

“The need to secure IoT devices is no longer a debatable point.
Designing, developing and manufacturing secure products and getting them
to market fast is critical for OEMs and evolving existing product
designs for enhanced security can challenge any OEM,” said Anthony
Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O. “Data I/O is excited to
collaborate with DigiCert to educate OEMs, regardless of their security
expertise, on how to evolve their designs to provide hardware-based
security using a wide array of secure ICs. These OEMs need a reliable
method to obtain, design-in and provision certificates into these
devices. Data I/O’s SentriX Security Provisioning Platform, through
integration with DigiCert, provides an end-to-end security provisioning
solution that is equally suited for provisioning one device or millions
of devices.”

About SentriX Secure Provisioning Platform

The SentriX® Platform provides a trusted, secured and cost-effective
provisioning solution for OEMs of any size to embed a hardware-based
root of trust in silicon during the manufacturing flow for their IoT
products. Provisioning silicon devices enables OEMs to add their own
unique identity which is cryptographically tied to an embedded
hardware-based root-of-trust and prevents unauthorized firmware from
executing on the device. An IoT product secured in this way also enables
OEMs to provide secure updates to their products in the field.
Hardware-based security enabled by the SentriX system also ensures
supply chain integrity during the manufacturing process. Unauthorized
production and cloning are prevented with this approach.

Learn more about SentriX at:

About Data I/O Corporation

Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the
design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive,
industrial/Internet-of-Things, consumer electronics, markets and their
programming center and contract manufacturing partners. Today, our
customers manufacture tens of millions of products each year using Data
I/O’s programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively
deliver their intellectual property into programmable devices. Our
expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain
processes, factory integration and IP management and protection helps
bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a
global network of Data I/O support and service providers, ensuring
success for our customers.

About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, PKI
solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies,
including 89 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 97 out of the 100 top
global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and
encryption for web servers and Internet
of Things
 devices. DigiCert supports TLS/SSL and
other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its
certificate lifecycle management platform, CertCentral®.
The company is recognized for its enterprise-grade certificate
management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and
market-leading security solutions. For the latest DigiCert news and
updates, visit
or follow @digicert.


Data I/O Corporation
Jennifer Higgins
Marketing and
Communications Manager
[email protected]

DigiCert Contact
Jeff Chandler
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]

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