Casio has turned to Trustonic to safeguard its latest smartwatch. Built specifically for athletes and outdoor adventurers, the Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F21HR debuted in August and integrates the Trustonic Secured Platform for additional IoT security.
The PRO TREK comes with a slew of fitness-oriented features,
including a GPS, offline maps, and a heartrate monitor. Trustonic’s platform
will protect that biometric information and location data, and give developers
more confidence when developing apps for the new wearable.
“To future-proof smartwatches, [manufacturers] like Casio
are looking to the security best-practices of the smartphone ecosystem,” said
Trustonic CEO Ben Cade. “Our platform enables devices to be designed, developed
and built on a proven foundation of hardware-backed trust.”
The Trustonic Secured Platform is built with Trustonic’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) tech, which is compatible with Google’s Keymaster requirements. The Trustonic TEE has previously been used for a range of different applications, securing everything from rail transportation to UK government assets to the Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute’s one-time password authentication service.
Earlier this year, Trustonic also launched a new Asset Lifecycle Protection Service that allows manufacturers to deactivate lost or stolen smartphones, a program that is designed to discourage the theft of IoT devices.