Intrinsic ID Named ‘Ground-breaking Company in IoT Security’
Mitchell Gracie posted on March 18, 2019 |
Intrinsic ID has taken home its second award for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices with its BroadKey technology. (Image courtesy of Pixabay.)
Intrinsic ID has taken home its second award for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices with its BroadKey technology. (Image courtesy of Pixabay.)

At the recent RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Intrinsic ID was named “Ground-breaking Company in Internet of Things (IoT) Security” in the 2019 InfoSec Awards by Cyber Defense Magazine. The award recognizes organizations trending toward the status of industry leaders. Intrinsic ID stood out among the more than 2,000 participants with its innovation in information security technologies.

“In an era when nation state exploitation, cybercrime, hacktivism, cyberespionage, ransomware and malware exploits are all on the rise, it’s important to recognize companies working to combat such threats, a reason Intrinsic ID won the Ground-breaking Company for IoT Security from our magazine,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine. “Intrinsic ID won after we reviewed nearly 3,000 infosec companies because they are an innovator on a mission to help stop breaches and proactively get one step ahead of these threats.”

Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey uses the unique fingerprints of SRAM to generate cryptographic keys. (Image courtesy of Intrinsic ID.)
Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey uses the unique fingerprints of SRAM to generate cryptographic keys. (Image courtesy of Intrinsic ID.)

This announcement comes after Intrinsic ID’s patented SRAM Physical Unclonable Function (SRAM PUF) technology, known as BroadKey, was awarded IoT Security Product of the Year at the 2019 IoT Breakthrough Awards in January.

According to Intrinsic ID, its BroadKey SRAM PUF uses the uncontrollable variations in SRAM chips’ electric properties as a unique fingerprint to generate strong cryptographic keys. Those electric properties “reliably reconstruct the same cryptographic key under all environmental circumstances.” Without physical access to an individual SRAM chip, deciphering those keys becomes a nearly impossible task.

“The work by the Intrinsic ID team is ground-breaking in many ways, so it’s an honor to have been recognized as such by Cyber Defense Magazine at this year’s RSA Conference,” said Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID chief executive officer. “The threats facing IoT grows continually, and we continue to develop technology for developing unclonable identities to secure every device connected to the IoT.”

In the midst of an era in which cybersecurity is becoming all the more important in the fight against cybercrimes—and cryptographic algorithms, such as RSA, are vulnerable in a paradigm of quantum computers factoring the very large numbers those algorithms’ security is founded on—the SRAM PUF technology hints at a new way to ensure that industrial, commercial and personal data may be secured.


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