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SECURIOT-2 project will bring security to the Internet of Things, TIEMPO SECURE appointed as project leader

May 2017 by Patrick LEBRETON

TIEMPO SECURE has just been appointed as the project leader of the FUI-funded SECURIOT-2 project that focuses on the development of new low-power secure elements, bringing secure transactions based security to the world of the Internet of Things, with a focus on smart home, smart energy and healthcare.

The SECURIOT-2 project just obtained the recognition of the French government Fonds Unique Interministériel (FUI) - Régions, dedicated to financing projects supported by industry clusters (Pôles de Compétitivité). The SECURIOT-2 project obtains a EUR 5.4 million budget. It aims at bringing the accumulated experience of the secure transactions industry to the new world of the Internet of Things while taking into account IoT technical constraints, especially the need for very low electrical consumption and specific energy management.

The goal of the SECURIOT-2 project is to develop a Secure Microcontroller (SMCU) that will bring to the IoT environment a high level of security, similar to the one in use in the secure transactions industry (banking cards, ePassports…). This SMCU will also include unique energy management functions to address the need for low power consumption specific to the Internet of Things.

This development will include the needed services to provide a high level of security: key management, authentication, confidentiality and integrity of stored and exchanged data. It will also provide methods and procedures to ensure a secure remote update of the firmware and keys of connected objects after they have been installed on the field.

The project will build upon the expertise brought by its partners, especially relying on TIEMPO SECURE’s secure element family based on its patented fully asynchronous design technology, which combines high security and high speed with ultra low power consumption, and is already certified Common Criteria EAL5+ and EMVCo. The conception will respect a secure industrial process, mastered by TIEMPO SECURE and TRUSTED OBJECTS, adapted from industrial flows used in producing banking card or ePassport chips.

The SECURIOT-2 project will include the demonstration of applications of the new Secure Microcontroller (SMCU), especially in consumer electronics and home appliances thanks to ARCHOS, smart energy with SENSING LABS and healthcare by ALPWISE.

The project includes innovative and prestigious partners:

• TIEMPO SECURE, the project leader, a semi-conductor specialist focusing on high-end secure products for the secure transactions industry and the Internet of Things,

• ALPWISE, a protocol stack and IoT designer, in charge of developing a healthcare demonstrator,

• ARCHOS, a pioneer in consumer electronics, illustrating the application of the project technologies in the scope of his collaborative PicoWAN IoT ecosystem

• INRIA, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics,

• SENSING LABS, a specialist of smart meters, responsible for the development of smart energy applications,

• TRUSTED OBJECTS, an expert in hardware-based end-to-end security dedicated to the Internet of Things,

• UGA – Institut Fourier is an academic research lab, specialized in mathematics and cryptology, associated to the Université Grenoble Alpes,

• UGA – Verimag, an academic research laboratory specializing in embedded systems, affiliated with the Université Grenoble Alpes,

The members of the Institut Fourier and Verimag affiliated with the SECURIOT-2 project are also members of the project-team SCCyPhy of the LabEx PERSYVAL-Lab (Pervasive Systems and Algorithms) and are also members of the LSI Carnot.

The SECURIOT-2 project is supported by four competitiveness clusters:

• Minalogic, a global innovation cluster for digital technologies serving France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region,

• SCS (Secure Communicating Solutions), specializing in microelectronics, telecommunications and software, in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region,

• Systematic, a cluster focusing on sensors and information processing, communication and decision-making processes, headquartered in Paris Region,

• DERBI, focusing on the development of the renewable energy sector based in the Occitanie-Pyrénées-Méditerranée region.

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