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Data I/O and DigiCert to Address IoT Security at Embedded World 2019

February 26, 2019

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2019--Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced data and security programming solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, and DigiCert, Inc., the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, will jointly present at Embedded World on February 26 th discussing how OEMs can transition designs from software-based security to hardware-based security.

With the market for secure elements and secure microcontrollers anticipated to grow to 4 billion units over the next 5 years, the need for OEMs to design security into their products has never been greater. This growth is reflective of a broader industry trend towards hardware-based security using secure elements or secure microcontrollers for key storage with cloud access and software-based certificate distribution. To provide some level of protection, many OEMs have designed software-based security into their products. As OEMs look to provide stronger security in their products they are transitioning their designs to hardware-based security. Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO at Data I/O Corporation and Mike Nelson, Vice President of IoT Security at DigiCert, will address this topic at the conference in a presentation titled: Transitioning from Software Based Security to Hardware-Based Security - How to Make the Leap.

“Scalable security is critical for the success of IoT applications, and certificate-based authentication, encryption and integrity between devices form the foundation for a secure IoT ecosystem,” said Mike Nelson, Vice President of IoT Security at DigiCert. “Our collaboration with Data I/O helps OEMs enable their security designs with hardware-based, secure chipsets regardless of size, volume or in-house security expertise to provision certificates on the devices during manufacturing.”

“The need to secure IoT devices is no longer a debatable point. Designing, developing and manufacturing secure products and getting them to market fast is critical for OEMs and evolving existing product designs for enhanced security can challenge any OEM,” said Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O. “Data I/O is excited to collaborate with DigiCert to educate OEMs, regardless of their security expertise, on how to evolve their designs to provide hardware-based security using a wide array of secure ICs. These OEMs need a reliable method to obtain, design-in and provision certificates into these devices. Data I/O’s SentriX Security Provisioning Platform, through integration with DigiCert, provides an end-to-end security provisioning solution that is equally suited for provisioning one device or millions of devices.”

About SentriX Secure Provisioning Platform

The SentriX® Platform provides a trusted, secured and cost-effective provisioning solution for OEMs of any size to embed a hardware-based root of trust in silicon during the manufacturing flow for their IoT products. Provisioning silicon devices enables OEMs to add their own unique identity which is cryptographically tied to an embedded hardware-based root-of-trust and prevents unauthorized firmware from executing on the device. An IoT product secured in this way also enables OEMs to provide secure updates to their products in the field. Hardware-based security enabled by the SentriX system also ensures supply chain integrity during the manufacturing process. Unauthorized production and cloning are prevented with this approach.

Learn more about SentriX at: www.dataio.com/sentriX

About Data I/O Corporation

Since 1972 Data I/O has developed innovative solutions to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for automotive, industrial/Internet-of-Things, consumer electronics, markets and their programming center and contract manufacturing partners. Today, our customers manufacture tens of millions of products each year using Data I/O’s programming solutions to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively deliver their intellectual property into programmable devices. Our expertise in programmable integrated circuits, global supply chain processes, factory integration and IP management and protection helps bring innovative new products to life. These solutions are backed by a global network of Data I/O support and service providers, ensuring success for our customers.

About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, PKI solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies, including 89 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 97 out of the 100 top global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and  Internet of Things  devices. DigiCert supports  TLS/SSL  and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management platform,  CertCentral®. The company is recognized for its enterprise-grade certificate management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading security solutions. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit  digicert.com or follow @digicert.

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CONTACT: Data I/O Corporation

Jennifer Higgins

Marketing and Communications Manager


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