See Industrial-Strength IoT at Embedded World 2017

| March 9, 2017

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Putting more security and intelligence in edge devices is hot news these days. That’s why we are showcasing both in a variety of live demos, presentations and industrial and commercial IoT product displays at Embedded World 2017, March 14 through 16 at the Exhibition Centre in Nürnberg, Germany.

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Riscure is an independent security test laboratory founded in 2001 with customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Riscure is specialized in evaluating the security of products that are designed to operate securely in a "hostile environment". In other words, an adversary can attack the product by physical as well as software means, often without the risk of being detected.

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