IoT Security for a connected world

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The Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology is promising to connect billions of objects, devices and machines to application servers via the Internet, revolutionizing industrial processes, enabling many new consumer applications - provided that security is not left behind. In the past 15 years, enterprise Information Technology (IT) architects have successfully upgraded their security schemes from an all-wired-stationary desktop world to all-wireless-mobile laptop and smartphone fleets without compromising on security and even improving it.

A similar evolution is happening now when beyond laptops and smartphones, industries are looking into connecting many devices, machines and objects to application servers through private and public networks.

Often closer to Intranet-of-Things than to true Internet-of-Things, these industrial deployments are focusing on keeping full control of the flow, storage and processing of data produced by their own devices without opening or trading them to the outside world. In such schemes, the main challenge of expanding a good security coverage to these devices is to design security schemes complying with both Information Technology (IT) and embedded hardware standards:

Information Technology (IT) and embedded hardware standards table

These security schemes are expected to widespread further in the industry and in the consumer world yielding end-to-end device-to-applicative server security, even simplifying device provisioning to services thanks to elaborate secure transactions over any kind of connectivity.

This is exactly what Avnet Silica, together with our partners and suppliers are investing into, providing full security reference-designs encompassing:

  • Secure elements with customizable security protocols
  • Embedded stacks using the secure elements
  • Server code talking to the secure elements
  • Secure personalization services for making each secure element unique

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NXP EdgeLock™ SE050

The EdgeLock SE050 product family of Plug & Trust devices offers enhanced Common Criteria EAL 6+ based security, for unprecedented protection against the latest attack scenarios. This ready-to-use secure element for IoT devices provides a root of trust at the IC level and delivers real end-to-end security – from edge to cloud – without the need to write security code.

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Whitepaper: IoT security - real problems and solutions

This paper aims at defining the real issues behind “IoT security”, the real challenges for our customers both from hardware and embedded / server software aspects and of course solutions as we envision them for the next 6 to 8 years, until our world becomes all IPv6 and 6LoWPAN.

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Security related products (LC)

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Internet of Things

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things.



The ready-to-use IoT security IC A71CH for cloud connections from NXP is the fast and easy way to deploy secure IoT connections.


Prod Idemia Trusted Objects TO136 (RM)

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Idemia & Trusted Objects


TO136 is the lowest power certified tiny secure element in the market. Coming with a fully customisable personalisation scheme and command-set, starting at the lowest volumes in the industry.

Prod Infineon OPTIGA TRUST Series (RM)

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Securing Your Embedded Project: OPTIGA™ family

Infineon’s OPTIGA™ family consists of products and solutions for securing embedded systems. All products are based on secured hardware and software.

Prod Microchip ATECC608A secure element (RM)

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ATECC608A secure element

The ATECC608A is a secure element from the Microchip CryptoAuthentication™ portfolio with advanced Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) capabilities.

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Security Capability Insights (GBD)

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Security Capability Insights

Learn how we can help you to strengthen your IT security.

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LoRaWAN Security Solutions

The TO136 is Avnet Silica’s exclusive secure element. It is manufactured on a hardware base supplied by Morpho and is loaded with a firmware developed by Trusted Objects and personalized with unique keys and IDs in a secure area.

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