The Internet of Things (IoT) offers variety of tools for the energy industry to facilitate visibility into energy usage, distribution automation and remote management of network equipments. The recent advancement of IoT-enabled solutions for energy and utility industry includes smart grids, smart meters, pipeline and wellhead monitoring. To provide proper authentication and security for such IoT enabled-devices, CSS offers VerdeTTo IoT Identity Platform, a secure and scalable cloud solution that manages digital identities used for device authentication, data encryption, and secure communication. VerdeTTo ensures that essential security pre-requisites are met so that authenticity of each device, integrity of its communication, and validity of data do not hinder business objectives. As a result, energy firms can trust their device fleets, fully leverage collected data, and filter out illegitimate or unwanted data.
The present wireless network standards perform user authentication, signaling and data encryption, as well as message integrity protection by deploying symmetric key methods only. In such a situation there is a need to provide more flexible, reconfigurable and scalable security mechanisms that can advance in a many-to-many trust relationship model.
While CSS continues to help energy firms navigate recovery to a secure state after a crisis; we engage in proactive security planning to avoid crises from the start
To boost their PKI management capabilities, recently, the firm announced their membership in Thales e-Security’s Alliance for Solution and Application (ASAP) technology and channel partner program. CSS’s software Certified Management System (CMS) and PKI Managed Service are paired with Thales nShield Connect Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to provide comprehensive, scalable, and tamper-resistant digital certificate. However, the root encryption keys handled outside the cryptographic boundary of a certified HSM are radically more susceptible to attack, which can lead to compromise of critical PKI private keys. Thales nShield Connect HSMs integrates with CSS' PKI managed service to provide comprehensive logical and physical protection together with automated certificate monitoring and reporting.
The belief in making the energy environment more secure drives CSS to enhance their solutions that optimize current digital identity-based technologies and enable the proliferation of cryptographically sound processes. “While CSS continues to help energy firms navigate recovery to a secure state after a crisis; we engage in proactive security planning to avoid crises from the start,” concludes von Keyserling.