SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2019 – Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security and embedded applications, today announced that Tyrion Integration selected Intrinsic ID’s hardware root of trust technology to secure Nucleus, Tyrion’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) SCADA gateway device serving the oil & gas industries. Tyrion will utilize unclonable identities powered by Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey product to protect communication and data collection from pumps and other remotely deployed Industry 4.0 equipment.
“Our customers operate equipment in remote and hostile environments, where security is both vital and challenging,” said Mark Goehring, chief executive officer at Tyrion. “During deployment of our latest version of the Nucleus gateway product, in response to escalating attack threats, our tier one oil & gas customer increased the system security requirement. Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey delivered an industry-unique software solution to deploy a robust foundation of trust via unclonable identities without any hardware modifications.”
Tyrion’s Nucleus gateway, a SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) device, utilizes BroadKey to securely, remotely, and in real time, monitor and manage oil wells’ productivity and efficiency. By contrast, oil and gas industries have traditionally needed physical access to devices, with no control from a remote dashboard.
“Using Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey to secure our Nucleus gateway gives us two great advantages,” Goehring said. “First, because BroadKey delivers an unclonable identity for each device, the anchor of trust is unparalleled. This enables robust enforcement of hierarchical access control for both man and machine, as well as secure monetization of analytics in the cloud. Second, BroadKey enables us to quickly and easily upgrade existing hardware, whether on our production line or as a retrofit into existing deployments. These are great advantages the oil industry has historically not enjoyed.”
BroadKey is a software-based approach to Intrinsic ID’s SRAM Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) hardware root-of-trust technology, and allows semiconductor and OEM manufacturers to deliver IoT security via a unique, intrinsic fingerprint identity without the need for separate security-dedicated silicon. A root key generated by BroadKey delivers a high bar of security since it is never stored and anchors to the device all other keys and security operations.
“We’re pleased to help Tyrion accelerate the Nucleus gateway product to market with our software approach to unclonable identities,” said Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID’s chief executive officer. “BroadKey’s flexibility of deployment and security strength are great advantages for challenges faced by the oil and gas industries, and in other IIoT applications.”
About Intrinsic ID
Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company, providing the Internet of Things with hardware-based root-of-trust security via unclonable identities for any IoT-connected device. Based on Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM PUF technology, the company’s security solutions can be implemented in hardware or software. Intrinsic ID security, which can be deployed at any stage of a product’s lifecycle, is used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military systems. Intrinsic ID technology has been deployed in more than 125 million devices. Award recognition includes the Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award, the IoT Breakthrough Award, IoT Security Excellence Award, the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and the EU Innovation Radar Prize. Intrinsic ID security has been proven in millions of devices certified by Common Criteria, EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Intrinsic ID’s mission: “Authenticate Everything.” Visit Intrinsic ID online at www.Intrinsic-ID.com.