Sansa Security, a provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the hopes of accelerating the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
The IIC brings together nearly 140 members from various industries including manufacturing and technology, academia and the government in an effort to speed the integration of the physical and digital worlds for transformational change.
“Vendor- and operating system-agnostic security platforms are going to be paramount if the industrial Internet and next-generation IoT devices are going to not only survive but thrive,” said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director, IIC.
Hagai Bar-El, CTO for Sansa Security, said that, “We look forward to working with IIC members to help ensure that future industrial Internet and IoT devices feature robust security standards that lead to improved efficiencies, reduced costs and higher revenue.”
The IIC was founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate growth of the industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. The goal of the IIC is to:
- Drive innovation through the creation of new industry use-cases and testbeds for real-world applications
- Define and develop the reference architecture and frameworks necessary for interoperability
- Influence the global standards-development process for internet and industrial systems
- Facilitate open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices, lessons and insights
- Define what security measures must be taken as more devices and systems become interconnected
Founded in 2000, Sansa Security is a provider of end-to-end security solutions for IoT and mobile devices. Its technology is also applicable to a host of new IoT devices from light bulbs to smart meters.