Brian Sims

Device Authority and BSI partner to strengthen Digital trust proposition

DEVICE AUTHORITY, a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), and the British Standards Institution (BSI), the business improvement and standards company, have joined forces to extend the latter’s cyber security capabilities in EMEA and North America to include IAM for the IoT for the first time.

The partnership follows the BSI’s recent renaming of its Cyber Security and Information Resilience division to BSI Digital trust to reflect the evolution of the security and resilience landscape.

Device Authority’s work with the BSI will enable them to ensure that their clients’ connected devices, applications and data are protected against potential security threats.

The collaboration will provide organiaations with Best Practice security solutions designed to protect and manage IoT devices throughout their lifetime.

The new Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill has illustrated the societal need to combat the harm enabled through insecure connected products and networks. Together with the BSI, Device Authority’s state-of-the-art technology will support clients around the world to protect their brand integrity and provide trust for IoT devices with built-in security measures from the start.

In reality, this partnership will enable businesses to meet the challenges of the IoT at scale and ensure that they meet regulatory compliance, avoiding fines and reputational damage as a result.

Secure IoT roll-out

Darron Antill, CEO at Device Authority, commented: “Digital trust throughout the device lifecycle is vital. By working with the BSI, we will be in a position to help many businesses understand how to ensure a secure IoT roll-out at scale. Our centralised security platform helps companies to simplify and automate their IoT security processes with an all-in-one solution, in turn protecting their connected devices against cyber attacks.”

Mark Brown, global managing director of Digital Trust at the BSI, added; “We are at the forefront of sharing and embedding security Best Practice within organisations. Given the evolving cyber threat landscape and the proliferation of new and increasingly connected technologies, our work with Device Authority is an important part of instilling Digital trust.”

Brown went on to comment: “The demands of the pandemic have served to accelerate digital transformation programmes in many organisations and this new partnership will help to ensure these programmes can be delivered at pace and scale in both a secure and resilient way.”

*Further information about Device Authority and its partnership with the BSI is available online

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