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Cybertrust Joins the CIP Project As Ecosystem for Large Scale Critical Infrastructure Initiatives Grows

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When it comes to critical infrastructure, including development of the smart grid, smart cities, transportation systems, and more, security is no longer an afterthought. Given digital elements now been embedded into the “built world” for all the right reasons – to manage physical assets more efficiently, to predict maintenance associated with those assets, and to make life better for residents and visitors – more and more attention is being paid to the unintended consequences, for example security breaches, ransomware attacks, and cyber-terrorism.

Late last year, Cybertrust and MIRACLE LINUX merged to form a new company under the name of Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd, bringing together Cybertrust's digital authentication and Miracle Linux embedded system and the message upon announcing the merger was built around trust.

While Cybertrust’s original claim to fame over the last twenty years was in commercial digital authentication services covering SSL/TLS Server Certificates, Client Certificates, Web Security Services and Vulnerability Testing, the company has aggressively entered the IoT and Industrial IoT domain over the last several years, providing a secure authentication platform integrating embedded and digital authentication technology, enabling vulnerabilities at production to be detected, providing measures for both security implementation and distribution of software upgrades.

As one of the newest members of the Civil Infrastructure Platform project, Cybertrust is doubling down on its commitment to building secure and reliable embedded equipment and systems in the open source world.

“Linux industrial or automotive-grade embedded systems are exposed to serious security threats and our customers expect long term Linux security patches,” said Tatsuo Ito, Vice President, and CTO for Cybertrust. “CIP has this expertise and shares the same goals as we do. We believe that together, we can address these critical issues.”

“The CIP Project continues to achieve milestones to build an interoperable open source platform that is secure, reliable and sustainable for more than 10 years,” said Urs Gleim, Head of the Central Smart Embedded Systems Group at Siemens and CIP Governing Board Chair. “We are thrilled that Cybertrust has joined CIP and will provide expertise in security and digital authentication based on Server Linux Distributor (Asianux) and their OTA implementations.”

Hosted by The Linux Foundation, CIP aims to speed implementation of Linux-based civil infrastructure systems, build upon existing open source foundations and expertise, establish de facto standards by providing a base layer reference implementation, and contribute to and influence upstream projects regarding industrial needs. Related companies in the CIP ecosystem include Codethink, Hitachi, Moxa, Plat’Home, Renesas, Siemens and Toshiba.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

Contributing Writer

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