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Security Platform Inc. becomes the first OEM to achieve PSA Certified Level 1 status

- Certified product is security integrated smart meter for AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) 2.0, which can be opted by utilities service providers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Security Platform Inc.( the "SPI"), a leading embedded security and IoT system middleware provider has become the first OEM to achieve PSA Certified™ Level 1 status, announcing the news at Arm TechCon 2019, San Jose Convention Center.

PSA Certified is a multi-level security evaluation scheme for chip vendors, OS providers and IoT device makers. It aims to build trust in connected devices and grow IoT deployment.

The product that has achieved this accreditation is the security integrated smart meter prototype for AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) 2.0, which can be opted by utilities service providers.

It consists of three core components, which include the Nuvoton NuMicro M2351MCU (which is also PSA Certified Level 1), Arm® Mbed™ OS, and the OEM security applications. The hardware includes many ready-to-use industrial standard network capabilities, including NB-IoT, LTE-Cat.M1, PLC and WI-SUN, plus application protocols. This allows the device manufacturers to implement the smart meter solutions robustly, efficiently, and easily.

Another key selling point of the SPI's secure smart meter is that it goes beyond basic security requirements like device authentication and data encryption as specified in the DLMS standard, it supports the following security features: secure boot, secure key management, attestation, secure firmware update and secure key generation for provisioning.

[Security Integrated Smart Meter for AMI 2.0] SPI’s secure smart meter goes beyond basic security requirements like device authentication and data encryption as specified in the DLMS standard, it supports the following security features: secure boot, secure key management, attestation, secure firmware update and secure key generation for provisioning.

"In order for the volumes of smart meters and other IoT devices to scale, consumer trust is fundamental," said Andy Rose, chief system architect and fellow at Arm. "PSA Certified enables device makers and IoT solution developers to verify their solutions have been designed with a secure foundation, in line with PSA principles. SPI is among the first wave of OEM partners to achieve PSA Certified Level 1, with the AMI 2.0 secure smart meter prototype hardware."

"Smart meters are growing in popularity and are associated with both sensitive personal and payment data, which means they are often prime targets for cyber-attacks. The PSA Certified Level 1 accreditation allows the user to ensure that the device has fundamental security requirements," said Dongsoon Hwang, Vice President, SPI. 

He added, "The user can also connect to Pelion™ device management software to experience life-cycle management from provisioning to firmware updates."

The SPI embedded IoT platform is a good pairing to the prototype hardware, as it offers a supporting service platform. It provides the security from the system layer to the application layer, and the integration of the Pelion IoT platform ensures that the platform to support end-to-end lifecycle management of the device.

About Security Platform Inc.

Security Platform Inc. is fast growing South Korean startup providing embedded security platform service and product for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The SPI work with leading MCU and SoC partners to integrate its solutions into the IP system layer and application layer securing diverse IoT devices. And SPI's USP™ enables IoT device manufacturers and developers to implement robust device security at a nominal cost, at ease leveraging its in-depth expertise of BSP, OS and cryptography technology. Connecting Trusted! Visit www.securityplatform.co.kr for more information.

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