Trustonic security solutions support first Korean railway project to embrace secure IoT, smartphone use and a move to open networks
Cambridge, UK and Bucheon-si, South Korea – 22 November 2018 – Leading railway traffic control system innovator DAEATI. Co., Ltd. has launched a government-supported industrial internet of things (IoT) project to develop the first rail traffic control system to be based on an open network in cooperation with the Korea Railroad Research Institute. DAEATI has chosen Trustonic’s suite of application, device and IoT protection technologies to ensure robust security.
A technical researcher from the Railroad Research Institute at DAEATI explains, “Traditionally rail control networks have been closed, but now new industrial IoT and smart device technology represent a huge opportunity for the transport industry to transform. But we must have the strongest security foundations across every device and application in the network, from sensors and signaling right through to the trains themselves, to ensure the safety of passengers and staff. With Trustonic, we have a partner that helps us protect mobile apps, IoT end points and the services they are connected to. With this platform we are innovating to build the future of rail travel.”
DAEATI will use devices embedded with Trustonic’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) – an area isolated in hardware from the main device operating system – to develop this new foundational infrastructure. This brings features like security, device attestation and provenance, secure communication and cloud connectivity to ensure every device can be trusted.
Applications and management platforms can then be developed using Trustonic Application Protection (TAP), an SDK that enables developers to easily build smartphone and tablet apps and services with the strongest security.
“This project demonstrates security as an enabler for innovation. This open network project will see DAEATI eliminate costly infrastructure by connecting sensors and management applications to the cellular network. What is important is that they are set to improve the security of the network, while opening up a whole range of new and creative ways to actively manage the rail infrastructure and trains that run on the infrastructure, and better serve Korean passengers. We are excited to collaborate with DAEATI on this ground breaking IoT project that will help define the future of rail travel,” concludes Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic.
Ben Cade, Trustonic
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Trustonic’s mission is to embed the best security into the world’s smart devices and to empower mobile and IoT developers to build the trust required to deliver simple, fast and secure apps and services. The Trustonic hardware-backed security platform is embedded in more than 1.5 billion devices including those from Samsung, vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi, LG and Meizu. Trustonic’s mobile app protection solutions secure critical apps for banks, FinTechs, payment providers, cryptocurrency platforms, industrial and automotive manufacturers, mobile network operators and government bodies. Companies using Trustonic solutions include Symantec VIP, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Alipay and WeChat Pay. Trustonic was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between Arm and Gemalto.
DAEATI is the No.1 commercial group focused on railway signaling systems In the Korean domestic market. DAEATI was established in 1996 and is a listed company on the KOSDOQ exchange. As an innovator in Korea, DAEATI has localized key advanced technologies in railway signaling systems and contributed to the development of the Korean software industry. In addition, DAEATI has received the highest safety grade SIL4 certification from the International Safety Evaluation Agency, which has contributed to improving reliability for railway users as well as confidence in the rail industry. With high confidence in its technology and growth potential, DAEATI has become a fast growing and leading innovator in railway signaling systems. www.daeati.co.kr