Comodo to Accelerate IoT Security Programs

Names industry veteran Damon Kachur as head of IoT Solutions

In today’s connected world, mutual authentication of devices and networks is critical to maintaining a secure and healthy ecosystem. The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT)—network connected devices from Kindles to security video cameras to critical infrastructures like electricity grids—is rapidly expanding the universe of devices that must be protected.

To address this requirement for keeping people, businesses and economies safe, Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, today announced the expansion of its channel team with IoT security industry veteran Damon Kachur as head of IoT Solutions.

For the past 16 years, Kachur has focused solely on device security with an emphasis on IoT PKI ecosystems and threat intelligence for mobile and fixed-line networks. He was previously with Gieseke & Devrient, a German mobile security company. Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years with Verisign/Symantec, where he was responsible for managing the issuance of more than 1.5 billion PKI digital certificates. Kachur is a member of multiple security working groups for various industry standards groups and has been a speaker at a variety of conferences on PKI ecosystem security and threat intelligence.

I’m thrilled to join the Comodo team at such an exciting time, when the need for IoT security has never been more evident,” Kachur said. “Comodo is in a unique position to offer innovative security services for the entire global IoT market. Without a marriage between hardware and software, IoT devices will be vulnerable to attack. To bridge this gap, the company has made extensive investments both in technology innovations to achieve the rapid growth required to address the IoT market, and its channel partner programs. By combining recent innovations and current Comodo technologies along with strategic technology partnerships, Comodo’s platform will play a vital role in the health and security of a device for the entirety of its lifespan. Working together, Comodo and our partners can remove these vulnerabilities by providing a safe and healthy IoT ecosystem.”

By utilizing 19 years of experience with PKI and SSL, Comodo provides organizations with trusted mutual-authentication solutions for all IOT devices and networks. Comodo’s high-availability, batch-issuance system allows for administrators to easily enroll, download and decrypt certificate batches quickly and efficiently.

Today, Comodo is the industry’s leading SSL certificate authority worldwide, with a market share of 41 percent, and is used by 15 percent of all SSL websites, according to research from W3Techs.

Author: Dylan Jones

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