Intel secures and upscales IoT devices with new secure device onboard launch

Intel has announced the launch of its Secure Device Onboard (SDO) technology, which aims to automate and bring IoT devices online within seconds as opposed to hours.

Announced at the IoT Solutions World Congress, the Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide their customers, who are willing to take thousands of connected devices onboard. Its “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for automatic registration.

The Intel SDO uses the company’s unique privacy-preserving IoT identity solution – the Intel Enhanced Privacy ID (Intel EPID) – to anonymously authenticate the device and establish an encrypted communication channel. This prevents hackers from tracing the device from factory to owner. The service has been made available across the IoT ecosystem, allowing providers such as, Infineon, Microchip and Cypress Semiconductor to embed the EPID identity capability in their hardware. Also, Cloud service platform and device management software providers like Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) also intend to provide integration to support the Intel SDO’s zero touch model.

Furthermore, the semiconductor chipmaker is also foraying into autonomous driving segment. The company introduced one of the first highly automated vehicles developed in partnership with BMW, alongside demonstrating with Ericsson over the air data moving across a 5G network between the car and the cloud. It also opened its Advanced Vehicle Lab, which alongside labs in Arizona, Germany, and Oregon will research the requirements and technologies needed to power self-driving vehicles, from AI to supporting cloud services, while the Autonomous Garage Labs will focus more on the tools and testing side.

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