Impact


Protecting data

Data can be immensely valuable, to both businesses and consumers. But, as with anything of value, data may also be exploited by others – for financial gain, for ideological reasons or simply out of malice. The ubiquity of connected systems makes protection especially difficult, given the prevalence of hacking tools and digital crime.

We ensure data confidentiality and integrity, protect intellectual property and maximise system availability, through technology consultancy, concept development or as part of a wider product and system design.

Managing digital security risks



Compliance
Legal and regulatory compliance concerning data security and privacy is critical, particularly in regulated industries. We work with our clients to ensure compliance with the UK Data Protection Act, EU General Data Protection Regulation and international cybersecurity regulations governing medical devices.
Brand reputation
Damage to brand reputation following a compromise or loss of consumer data, whether actual or perceived, can be devastating. We develop robust digital security systems to safeguard consumer confidence and trust.
User experience
“Always-on” consumer expectations demand a consistent and robust yet responsive user experience. We create transparent security protocols that protect the user experience and the underlying data, regardless of the system architecture, connectivity or data location.

Vulnerability analysis

Equally applicable to new and existing systems, our vulnerability analysis process builds on international standards to reflect our real-world experience of third party motivations and how attacks are shared.

Our proprietary risk assessment tools help identify assets and the effects of compromise; understand potential attackers, their motivations and resources; and assess the practicality, impact and likelihood of vulnerabilities. We then define system security requirements to directly mitigate these risks as part of an integrated design. 

Secure by design

Robust system design ensures digital security solutions are properly implemented. Our formal design processes ensure system security by addressing a product’s risks and vulnerabilities as-designed, as-implemented and as-used.

This involves defining security requirements and setting the overall strategy; defining security architecture and system design; and testing to verify regulatory and legal compliance.

For medical systems, this includes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) standards. 

Experience


Anti-counterfeit measures

We deploy the latest technologies in anti-counterfeit and brand protection, to provide a thorough analysis of our clients’ products and systems.

On the development side, we routinely embed anti-counterfeit features within both consumer products and medical devices. Elsewhere, our statistical algorithm capability has developed covert watermark technology for high-value audio content and a patented anti-counterfeit digital coding scheme.

We also have substantial experience in the development of high performance anti-counterfeit feature readers and ‘track and trace’ systems. 

Secure payment & authentication

Using our security,  wireless and sensing expertise, we build secure payment and authentication features into many products and entire authentication systems. Leading the way with near field communication (NFC) technology, we’re helping our medical clients adopt it as a solution for product registration and authentication of consumables. As a registered MasterCard developer, we also design custom contactless payment solutions, such as that for the accesso smart wearable

Embedded digital security & encryption

Having spent many decades at the forefront of digital security, we developed low-power, computationally efficient public key infrastructure (PKI) and AES encryption implementations for smart metering systems years before the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Today, we’re pioneering the use of emerging technologies such as blockchain alongside established technologies such as identity management, secure boot, digital signatures and cloud encryption. 

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Tech, tools & facilities


Digital security codebase
 

Digital security codebase

We possess a software library of digital security IP that can be used in the implementation of systems for our clients. Having these established building blocks on hand results in lower cost, lower risk programmes. Among various encryption, authentication and blockchain libraries, our codebase includes one of the world’s lowest power AES implementations and a PKI for end-to-end. factory-to-brand owner systems.

Secure-element-toolchain
 

Secure element toolchain

This toolchain gives us access to software and hardware from leading security vendors in EAL-certified ‘secure element’ silicon – the same technology that appears in your bank card, SIM card, and passport. This allows us to write, test and register software to implement mobile payment systems in our clients products. This facility is the result of our close relationships with key suppliers and test houses, access to datasheets and samples, and our registration with Mastercard as a contactless payment solution provider.

Case studies


 

Wireless breakthrough for the Ocado Smart Platform

A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe

 

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system

 

accesso smart wearable

For their latest wearable device, accesso wanted to take their LoQueue virtual queuing solution to the next level, adding greater interactivity and creating new ways to connect with park guests during their visit.

News & insights


Opinion

Security as a business asset: what happens when competitors catch up?

23rd Jul 2020

Security in digital products and services is no longer just about protecting you from risk. 

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

Digital security: your safest bet for a competitive edge?

19th Jun 2020

Security is a problem, right? Well there's a radically different way to view it – as a positive force capable of putting clear water between you and your competitors. 

  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
Whitepaper

The future of patient monitoring

1st Jul 2019

Patient monitoring is an inherent part of patient management. Intermittent and continuous measurements have a range of uses, from defining disease states and characterising progression to informing therapeutic approaches and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Quantum computing – we must confront the threat to digital security

5th Mar 2021

Quantum computing is a hotbed of innovation. The extraordinary potential of this weird yet wonderful intersection of physics, maths and computer science is attracting heavy investment from companies around the world.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security

Events


Panel discussion

How Will European Drone Regulation Impact UTM, U Space and Enterprise Fleet Management?

1st Apr 2021
Virtual

We'll be joining industry experts in this panel session to discuss the evolution of European drone regulations, and what this means for operators across the continent looking to develop commercial drone programs.

Exhibitor

CES 2021

11th Jan 2021 - 14th Jan 2021
Online event

With CES® being reimagined for 2021, we’re looking forward to contributing to the first all-digital version of the world’s most influential tech event. As ever, we’ll be relishing the opportunity to share the inspiration, ideas and products and services that will shape our future.

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