Sectigo, a global provider of digital certificates and automated certificate lifecycle management solutions launched Sectigo Secure Key Storage SDK (SKS-SDK) to its portfolio of industry-leading products.

Secure key storage is a software-based library that maintains, seals, and saves encryption keys, passwords, and other private information in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It eliminates the possibility of credentials being exposed on devices that don’t have a hardware-based secure key store mechanism like a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

IoT device makers across the industry are swiftly understanding the need to increase security in their products to protect customers from attacks that target embedded devices and expose them to data theft, service disruption, and the spread of the cyberattack to other systems. Legislation and industry standards are requiring stricter authentication in several sectors.

Although most advanced IoT devices provide a hardware platform for secure key storage, many low-cost or outdated devices lack these features. In addition, providing secure key storage to IoT devices raises the bill of materials, making hardware solutions less economical. Sectigo’s latest product bridges the gap in the IoT security field by providing an accessible alternative for lower-cost IoT devices that don’t include secure key storage hardware.

“Enhanced levels of security should be available for all IoT devices to help prevent noncompliance with ever-changing legislation and standards, device cloning, and the introduction of counterfeit devices into the market. Sectigo’s latest secure key storage solution enables IoT device manufacturers to protect private keys and critical information from hackers with special attention to affordability and compliance,” said Alan Grau, VP of IoT/Embedded Solutions at Sectigo.