Richmond, Virginia, March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — March 16, 2022 – London, UK, Stafford, VA USA – Device Authority, the world leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Crossroads Innovation Group, a Virginia-based consulting firm dedicated to emerging technologies, today announced their inclusion in a critical project focused on IoT security standards. Led by the Virginia Innovative Partnership Corporation with funding from the Virginia Smart Community Testbed and the Department of Homeland Security, this project will assess best practices and technology standards related to protecting IoT infrastructure at the Edge.
The Virginia Smart Community Test Bed in Stafford County, Virginia hosts smart technology development for the Commonwealth. It is the first Smart City test bed involving an IoT platform, fully integrated with 5G and other new and emerging technologies for Smart Cities across the country. Testbed will accelerate the growth of smart technology in the Commonwealth while addressing the known and emerging challenges of securing critical infrastructure.
The testbed is a “knowledge-sharing platform” for developing practical and relevant smart technology solutions. As a “living laboratory”, it is a true public-private partnership involving multiple industry partners who will focus on practical and relevant use cases to produce innovative solutions using emerging and smart technologies, focused on ensuring that economic benefits and social aspects of digital transformation are carried out to the fullest extent.
Along with other state, federal and industry partners, Device Authority was selected to participate in Testbed, leveraging its Keyscaler platform to automate standards-based device onboarding and identity lifecycle management for new and existing device deployments. which helps protect IoT assets by preventing breaches. to scale. Crossroads Innovation Group has been a leader in promoting industry standards and is providing leadership in evaluating best practices related to important guidelines from NIST, IEEE, and emerging standards such as FIDO.
The combined solution approach, which includes multiple participants, will provide critical cybersecurity test points across the full range of technologies involved in the deployment of various IoT technologies and use cases. Importantly, and particularly as it relates to protecting the digital environment, the test bed group will also develop architectural guidance and best practice recommendations for the secure acquisition and deployment of IoT technologies by federal, state and federal agencies. , local and civil.
As David Ihrie, CTO and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at VIPC noted: “Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape requires a strong partnership between the public and private sectors. This project at the Stafford Test Bed gives us the opportunity to provide a best-in-class approach to protecting the vast universe of IoT devices that is growing daily and that, without adhering to important standards like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, will continue to be a major threat to security. security”.
About device authority
Device Authority is a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) with a focus on smart medical/healthcare, industrial, automotive and connected devices. Our KeyScaler platform provides confidence for IoT devices and the IoT ecosystem to address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things. KeyScaler uses innovative technology, including Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) and PKI Signature+, that brings simplicity and trust to IoT devices. This solution offers automated device provisioning, authentication, credential management, policy-based end-to-end data security/encryption, and secure updates.
With offices in San Ramon, California and Reading, UK, Device Authority partners with leading providers in the IoT ecosystem, including AWS, Ericsson, Entrust, HID Global, Microsoft, PTC, Thales, Venafi, Wipro and more. Stay up to date by visiting www.deviceauthority.com, following @DeviceAuthority, and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.
Headquartered in Virginia, Crossroads Innovation Group supports public-private partnerships that pursue the deployment of emerging technology and the professionalization of the adaptable workforce. XIG brings unique experience to support collaborative partnerships with top technology companies, academic institutions, and public sector entities.
About the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC)
Connecting innovators with opportunities. The not-for-profit operating arm of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA), VIPC is the commercialization and early-stage economic development engine in the Commonwealth that leads funding, infrastructure, and policy initiatives to support innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, Virginia business and market development strategies. VIPC collaborates with local, regional, state and federal partners to support the expansion and diversification of Virginia’s economy.
Programs include: Virginia Venture Partners (VVP) | Virginia Founders Fund (VFF) | Commonwealth Marketing Fund (CCF) | Smart Communities | Unmanned systems | Entrepreneurial Ecosystems | Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) | Federal Funding Assistance Program (FFAP) for SBIR and STTR | University Associations | Mentoring and participation of emerging companies. For more information, visit www.VirginiaIPC.org. Follow VIPC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
Device Authority, Crossroads Innovation Group, and Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation, Join Forces to Provide IoT Security “Best Practices” Plan
Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation, Device Authority and Crossroads Innovation Group Team Up to Provide IoT Security “Best Practices” Blueprint