PALO ALTO, Calif. & STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HSM–Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys,
announced that the YubiHSM
2 (hardware security module) is qualified for Amazon Web Services
(AWS) Internet of Things (IoT) Greengrass Hardware Security Integration.
AWS IoT Greengrass introduced a new feature that will utilize a small
subset of the YubiHSM 2 PKCS#11 library, allowing the YubiHSM 2 to
perform the crypto operations for AWS IoT Greengrass to use secure
hardware to store private keys. AWS IoT Greengrass allows users to
securely and locally run compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and
machine learning inference capabilities for connected devices.
The YubiHSM 2 delivers some of the highest levels of security for
cryptographic digital key generation, storage, and management,
supporting an extensive range of enterprise environments and
applications, in a cost effective and minimalistic form factor. The new
YubiHSM 2 integration with AWS IoT Greengrass introduces hardware root
of trust private key storage, adding to the existing AWS IoT Greengrass
security model at the edge that includes the use of certificate-based
authentication and encryption of data both in rest and in transit.
YubiHSM 2 hardware integration was designed to increase security for AWS
IoT Greengrass customers by allowing for hardware-secured and end-to-end
encrypted messages to be sent between the AWS IoT Greengrass Core and
the cloud, or other AWS IoT Greengrass local devices using the AWS IoT
Device SDK. The AWS IoT Greengrass Core software can also use the
YubiHSM 2’s hardware-secured private key for the encryption of secrets
stored from the cloud-based AWS Secrets Manager.
“Since the launch of YubiHSM last year, we have seen many exciting
deployments that have explored the use of the YubiHSM 2 for improving
security within IoT environments,” said Jerrod Chong, SVP of Product,
Yubico. “AWS adding support for external hardware-backed secure devices
within the AWS IoT Greengrass platform is another great use case for
The YubiHSM 2 defies a conventional design approach to an HSM with
Yubico’s signature traits of simplicity and affordability. The
ultra-slim nano form factor YubiHSM 2 device is affordable at $650,
offering advanced capabilities and benefits at a price within reach for
To begin using this new security feature, AWS IoT Greengrass customers
can see information about the Yubico YubiHSM 2 through the AWS
Partner Device Catalog. Customers will have the option to configure
their AWS IoT Greengrass Core to use the private key generated on the
YubiHSM secure element to integrate with the AWS IoT Greengrass software
utilizing the PKCS#11 crypto standard interface.
For more information on the YubiHSM 2 and AWS IoT Greengrass, please
visit the Works with YubiKey catalog.
Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to
computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts.
The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware
protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and
online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security
module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.
Yubico is a leading contributor to both the FIDO2 and FIDO Universal 2nd
Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is
deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of
users in 160 countries.
Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK,
Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: www.yubico.com
Yubico Media Contact:Ronnie ManningVice President,
Communications, Yubico619.822.2239[email protected]