eWBM: Navigating IoT into the Futuren
he concept of security remains paramount as the Internet of things (IoT) enters a new era with cloud giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google releasing cloud offerings for IoT applications. With talks regarding federal laws for IoT security making its rounds, the state of California recently passed a law, SB327, to fortify security for IoT devices. Despite the rapid advancements in security measures, it is mandatory for cloud companies to certify secure connections between an IoT device and the cloud using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transfer Layer Security (TLS) protocols. However, implanting TLS protocols in small IoT devices can be rather tedious and time-consuming, which calls for strenuous efforts to induce “lightweight” crypto algorithms to reduce the burdens of IoT devices’ computational complexity. Addressing the growing need of reducing this complexity, eWBM, a Seoul-based IoT company offers a perfect-fit solution that leverages standard cryptography algorithms such as AES, RSA, or ECC to propel IoT trends into a secure future.
eWBM’s IoT security solution comprises FIDO2 Authenticator, LoRaWan modules, IP camera solutions, and serial-to-Ethernet modules based on a secure, self-designed microcontroller unit (MCU)—the MS500. “It is crucial for an IoT product or application to be ‘secure by design’, and with our self-designed MCU, we fully deliver that,” states Stephen Oh, CEO of eWBM.
It is crucial for an IoT product or application to be ‘secure by design’, and with our self-designed MCU, we fully deliver that
With similar stories showcasing the company’s success, eWBM strives to leverage the MS500 and aims to become an integrated IoT device manufacturer for delivering maximum security at low cost. eWBM is currently developing FIDO2 authenticators— USB-based security devices, and working collaboratively with multiple IoT companies to seamlessly transition the PC world into being password-less. Looking ahead, the company will be unveiling its second generation secure MCU later this year, and a third-generation model in the year 2020. “We serve reputed companies such as Samsung, SK Telecom, Hynix, Microsoft, and Amazon, and many companies in Japan and Vietnam. With our R&D based in Seoul, we are looking forward to further extending our outreach into the European continent,” Oh concludes.