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i-PRO implements Secure Element, FIPS

i-PRO implements Secure Element, FIPS

i-PRO implements Secure Element, FIPS

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – Global security surveillance, public safety, and industrial/medical vision solution provider i-PRO is adopting advanced cybersecurity standards with the implementation of Secure Element and FIPS.

With this the company is urging other members of the industry to utilize NIST-certified standards and protocols in order to secure all network-attached security and IoT devices. “Ask any security vendor how cybersecure their solutions is, and you’ll most likely be told ‘it’s great’, but how can we objectively measure the relative cyber-worthiness of a network device? Just ask the experts,” says Will Knehr, Senior Manager of Information Assurance and Data Privacy at i-PRO Americas, Inc.

i-PRO calls for this increase in security amid concerns of rapidly growing cybercrime rates, and Knehr said that organizations need look no further than the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for that expertise. Specifically, NIST’s IT laboratory regularly publishes its Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) which define the security requirements for cryptographic modules to ensure computer security and interoperability for U.S. government agencies and contractors.

FIPS was made through the merger of best cyber practices from a variety of organizations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). i-PRO said that when an organization claims FIPS certification, it’s possible to ascertain how cyber secure they are.

The Secure Element is a tamper resistant circuit chip used to generate and store cryptographic keys. It operates similarly to a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), but is smaller, faster and more secure. “For example, i-PRO uses the EdgeLock secure element, and a set of FIPS compliant encryption algorithms are preloaded and configured within the secure element, enabling it to generate secure cryptographic keys from within the camera,” i-PRO said. “By providing a secure platform for storing and processing this sensitive data, the secure element helps to protect users from a wide variety of attacks and tampering.”

Knehr concludes that, “If it’s good enough for the FBI, NSA, and the DOD, it’s probably good enough for your business and customers.” In a show of their commitment to cybersecurity i-Pro said that all of their AI cameras utilize a tamper proof secure element chip to generate and store cryptographic FIPS algorithms used to authenticate access to the device.

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