TIM Improves Security in Smart City Deployments

TIM Improves Security in Smart City Deployments

Improved security in smart city deployments and cloud infrastructure are among the use cases Telecom Italia will use for a self-developed microchip. The company claims it can aid organizations in meeting stringent EU requirements.

The cryptographic microprocessor was designed by TIM Group cybersecurity-focused company Telsy and is produced within Europe by partners. It can be used to generate encryption tokens to up security across various scenarios. TIM said the chip was created with civil, military, and industrial deployments in mind. Its intended use is in protecting critical connected infrastructure including railways, and utilities, and in IoT deployments.

Within the industry, it is designed to protect the whole production cycle by integrating a sophisticated encryption system with the most advanced cybersecurity functions, guaranteeing the security of machine-to-machine dialogue. The operator highlighted the chip would help SMEs to meet EU directives on cybersecurity requirements.

The company also noted its development marks an important step in the international promotion of the Made in Italy brand in the strategic industry of semiconductors. TIM’s move comes at a time when European authorities are trying to push the region’s semiconductor industry in an attempt to reduce reliance on imports and improve its supply chain.