Rambus and Cybertrust Corporation, a security services company based in Tokyo, will introduce a new user experience through the Rambus “CryptoManager™ IoT Security Service” and Cybertrust’s “Secure IoT Platform®” (SIOTP) for a wearable IoT total service “hamon®” provided by Mitsufuji Corporation. The hamon will be exhibited at Mitsufuji’s booth (Halls A-D, Booth 45637) during CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair held in Las Vegas, USA from January 9th to 12th, 2018.
The “hamon®” consists of a wearable device that incorporates AGposs®, a silver fiber based yarn, that enables biometric information monitoring, such as ECG, heartrate, and daily activity. Additionally, the hamon service enables visualization of real-time data during an athlete’s training that includes analysis of training content and vital data in real-time, to help professional athletes maximize their performance.
hamon’s Security Features
Although this service can be utilized flexibly in all types of environments, a mechanism for strengthening security, such as software update and terminal authentication, is required as a vulnerability countermeasure to prevent threats from external networks. Thanks to the Cybertrust platform and Rambus service, the hamon can deliver easy visualization and automation of device security management and monitoring for IT administrators.
Speaking about IoT security, Mitsufuji President Mitera said that “Security is important than anything else when ensuring the required confidentiality of biological information. We hope to adopt Cybertrust and Rambus ‘Secure IoT platform’ to build a robust security foundation on which we can safely offer the ‘hamon®’ service.”
Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service is a turnkey security service for IoT Service providers and OEMs. Running on the Microsoft Azure IoT cloud service platform or AWS IoT platform, our one-stop-shop solution provides seamless device-to-cloud secure connectivity, device lifecycle management, and advanced device monitoring capabilities to protect service high-availability and help mitigate a variety of attacks including distributed denial of service (DDoS).
The IoT Security Service reduces the risk of devices being hijacked, copied, re-purposed, or even disabled, by a remote attacker by leveraging strong authentication between the device and service.
What to expect at CES
At CES 2018, the product will provide visual data of athletes’ performances to their coach and trainers along with the security monitoring of the training devices by the team IT administrators. Those in professional team sports understand the necessity of quick decisions based on real-time, objective data to maximize their performance.
Coaches can use the device to analyze training content and vital data at real-time for optimization of performance and manage signs of excessive stress to properly control the training contents to prevent injuries. IT administrators can monitor the status of multiple devices in real time from remote locations and, in case of abnormality, respond in real time from remote locations. There is a possibility for the platform to expand beyond sports into factory work and medicine.
Mr. Mitera hopes that, “in the coming years, with the support from the two companies,” Mitsufuji looks forward to providing “more users the opportunity to utilize the IoT devices with confidence on a global scale.”