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The Role of Third-Party Evaluation in IoT Security Explained

Independent security evaluation is crucial to implementing security in a trusted manner, considering that any smart device connected to the internet is exposed, and at risk. Building trust in the security of IoT devices among developers and customers is essential for the prosperity of the IoT industry. However, consistent testing by trusted third parties is not yet the norm in the IoT industry.

PSA Certified

PSA certified is the IoT security certification program building trust in products, minimizing risks and guarantees compliance to standards, supported by ARM and other key players in the IoT industry. It is an industry-driven initiative, advocating the use of independent third-party testing as the norm for building trust across the entire IoT ecosystem. This multilevel IoT security certification scheme was designed for silicon vendors to serve as evidence for the level of security they need for their use cases. It helps IP vendors, Software vendors and OEM manufacturers, understanding and communicating the security functionality in their products. Showing compliance with the security functionality provided by the PSA Root Of Trust (PSA RoT).

Working with SGS Brightsight

SGS Brightsight is a recognised lab and a founding member of the PSA Certified program. With our extensive experience (click here for an overview of all PSA Certified products) and knowledge of security evaluations, we are a reliable partner to improve the security of your product and get it PSA certified. Improving the security of IoT devices through independent testing helps build trust in the IoT. This, in turn, will build trust in valuable IoT services on which successful businesses can be built. Trust, in other words, builds value.

SGS Brightsight provides IoT security services for:

PSA Certified Level 1

This is a security certification program oriented for silicon (IC), Software (RTOS), and OEM (device) vendors.

PSA Certified Level 2

Certification of IC's providing security functionality from the PSA RoT providing protection against logical attacks.

PSA Level 2 Ready Pre-evaluation

Certification of security functionality required by the PSA RoT, implementing Trusted Subsystem Services.

PSA Certified Level 2 ROT Component

Certification of security functionality required by the PSA RoT without Trusted Subsystem Services, oriented for individual elements of the PSA RoT.

PSA Certified Level 3 ROT Component

Certification of security functionality required by the PSA RoT without Trusted Subsystem Services, oriented for individual elements of the PSA RoT.

PSA Certified Level 3​


Certification of IC's providing security functionality from the PSA RoT providing protection against logical and physical attacks

PSA Certified by SGS Brightsight

Case studies and partner showcases from PSA Certified companies after security testing was completed by SGS Brightsight:

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IoT Security - Case Study on Industrial IoT and its Applicability in B2B

In this roundtable, Meng Wang - Business Development Manager at SGS Brightsight is joined by Dr. Juan Nogueira - Senior Director of Connectivity Center of Excellence at Flex, and Hector Tejero - IoT Solutions Architect at Arrow Electronics.


They discuss key IoT security challenges for device manufacturers and how they're taking steps to change the industry and drive security best practice.

Celebrating NXP Semiconductor at PSA Level 2



In this award ceremony, Thomas Jorgensen - CCO at SGS Brightsight, congratulates NXP for achieving their PSA Level 2 for their LPC55S1x MCU Family. 

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