NEC Partners with Arm to Develop Secure IoT Solutions for Smart Cities using AI

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NEC announced a strategic collaboration with Arm to drive the development of secure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities using artificial intelligence (AI).

There is already a wide range of IoT connected devices in the market today and the selection will continue to rapidly grow. Ensuring the security of these devices is a top priority that poses a major challenge for many companies.

As part of addressing these issues, NEC will adopt the Arm Platform Security Architecture (PSA), an industry standard framework for building securely connected devices, which includes the concept of threat modeling, architectural guidelines and implementation resources that reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with IoT security.

NEC is also slated to unveil the development of a box-type accelerator, a specialized device featuring real-time facial recognition that will be securely managed and provisioned by Arm Pelion Device Management. This accelerator will be equipped with the Arm Cortex®-A53 processor. It will accelerate the device's facial recognition process and enable faster analytics by offloading the analytics workload carried out on servers or the cloud, thereby helping to reduce costs for networks and systems

Chet Babla, VP solutions, IoT Device IP, Arm
Ensuring that IoT devices are secure is non-negotiable, and why Arm is working with partners such as NEC to shift the economics of security by providing the common framework that PSA enables.

Naoki Hashitani, SVP, NEC
We expect the new accelerator to promote further adoption of face recognition throughout many areas, including the public safety, entertainment and transportation fields, as it contributes to the security and convenience of consumers worldwide.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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