prpl Foundation creates IoT Trust Continuum chaired by Intercede

New working group to advance IoT security and produce digital chain of trust framework

SANTA CLARA, CA — The prpl Foundation, the open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures, today announced the formation of the Trust Continuum working group. The new prpl initiative will be chaired by Nick Cook, CIO of digital trust specialist and prpl member company, Intercede. The purpose of the Trust Continuum is to provide the guidance, APIs and framework needed for developers and manufacturers to establish end-to-end trust in embedded devices, critical to the security of IoT.

“In a highly connected world, it is vital that a chain of trust can be established from the silicon of an embedded device right through to the provisioning of the service itself in order for mutual trust to be achieved,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation. “We call this the Trust Continuum, and it ensures the high integrity of these digital exchanges required to stop malware or other subversive actors from compromising them. This trust is a critical element missing from IoT as it stands today and why threats, such as the Mirai IoT malware that has infected nearly half of a million devices, have been so successful.” Continue reading