SYMANTEC SECURES IOT
The Information Protection Firm Adds Embedded Critical Systems Protection to its Portfolio, Signs Wincor Nixdorf as One of the Early Adopters
Soon, more than one billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be secured by Symantec. According to a press statement that’s part of its broader Unified Security Strategy, the firm is investing in and offering comprehensive IoT security solutions.
“As IoT innovation and adoption continues to grow, so has the opportunity for new cyber security risks. This is the next frontier. In the automotive industry, hackers can literally steer the car and ‘hit the brakes’ from their keyboards. Symantec is partnering with manufacturers in the automotive, industrial control, and semiconductor industries, in addition to our work in healthcare and retail markets,” said Shankar Somasundaram, Senior Director of Internet of Things Security at Symantec.
The new additions to Symantec’s portfolio include Device Security with Symantec’s Embedded Critical Systems Protection, IoT Roots of Trust and Device Certificates, and Code Signing Certificates and Secure App Services.
To make this a reality, Symantec is working with the world’s largest chip providers and cryptographic library partners, including Texas Instruments and wolfSSL. They have also signed a partnership with Wincor, along with other leading manufacturers in the industrial and automotive ecosystems. In addition, Symantec will provide code signing certificates and a cloud-based signing-as-a-service for a number of code formats relevant to IoT.
“It was important for Wincor Nixdorf to select Symantec to deliver the safest means for people carrying out financial transactions on ATMs. Symantec’s core security technology combined with Wincor Nixdorf’s domain knowledge has resulted in a solution that offers bestin-class security against software attacks on ATMs,” said Karan Oberoi, Global Product Manager – Software Security, Wincor Nixdorf.