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Sectigo Announces Strategic Alliance with Kyrio to Secure Device Ecosystems

By Ken Briodagh
March 14, 2019

According to a recent release, Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and web security solutions provider, has formed a strategic alliance with Kyrio, a subsidiary of CableLabs, which is engaged with more than 30 global standards groups spanning the energy, industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities. The alliance is designed to offer standards bodies, service providers, enterprises, industry alliances, device manufacturers, IoT integrators, and platform providers, knowledge about planning and executing device security programs throughout the lifecycles of connected device networks.

“DDoS and Botnet attacks continue to target unsecured connected devices. Too many devices are connecting to networks with no, or weak, security pre-installed as a default, forcing governments to take action. Equally concerning, the technology industry hasn’t educated organizations about the importance of device security and maintenance, exposing businesses and consumers to risks,” said Damon Kachur, VP, IoT, Sectigo.

“Enterprises across the globe are struggling with the volume of devices being connected to wired and wireless networks and how to secure those devices on a large scale,” said Jen Shelby, VP, Product, Kyrio. “Sectigo and Kyrio have the architectural and operational experience to guide customers through the process of PKI design, deployment and lifecycle management. Together we can help manufacturers, enterprises and standards bodies navigate the complexities of controlling which networks devices are permitted to connect to, the level of privacy and security required, and how to deploy and manage PKIs in a cost-effective way without affecting production.”

The alliance provides organizations across industries with the expertise needed for IoT projects to be designed, architected, built and deployed, with security designed from day one. In turn, numerous multi-vendor ecosystems, including the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), CBRS WInnForum and SunSpec Alliance have already chosen Kyrio and Sectigo to manage their global PKI deployments.

“Connected device security is a highly specialized area of knowledge, often requiring expert help to ensure device networks meet industry standards,” said Tom Tansy, Chairman, The SunSpec Alliance, the information standards and certification organization for the Distributed Energy Resource (DER) industry. “Kyrio’s team of top security experts were instrumental in helping SunSpec define our specifications to secure networked DER devices and systems. Sectigo’s CA service is a foundational element of making the security vision of The SunSpec Alliance an operational reality.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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