G+D Mobile Security
secures IoT data
streams for
Lufthansa Industry
Solutions with eSIM
and Blockchain

The IT service provider Lufthansa Industry Solutions has implemented a novel solution for the reliable tracking of transport damages. With SIGNiT from G+D Mobile Security, it uses a unique combination of eSIM and Blockchain technology. The solution will be presented to the public for the first time at the 5G CMM Expo 2019.

With the Damage Detection Sensor, which uses the SIGNiT solution from G+D Mobile Security, Lufthansa Industry Solutions offers an innovative Detection-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. With the help of IoT data, companies are able to reliably trace where exactly goods have been damaged during transport. This enables them to optimize their logistics chains and prevent similar damage in the future. At the 5G CMM Expo, which takes place from 8 to 10 October in Hanover, the company will present the new solution to a broad public for the first time.

With SIGNiT from G+D Mobile Security, the solution from Lufthansa Industry Solutions can secure one hundred percent trustworthy IoT data. SIGNiT combines the proven SIM environments and secure operating systems of G+D Mobile Security with the innovative Blockchain technology of the Cologne-based start-up UBIRCH. UBIRCH has developed a trustworthy protocol to guarantee that data from IoT sensors cannot be tampered with in an undetected manner once it has been generated. The sensors' data packets are sealed with hard cryptography in such a way that it is technically impossible to manipulate them once they are stored in the Blockchain. This application form of the Blockchain on a SIM is unique and, in this combination, the first of its kind.

"SIGNiT makes it possible to easily digitize processes in a decentralized ecosystem. Our damage detection sensors can identify exactly where damage has occurred during transport," says Holger Schlueter, Associate Director IoT of Lufthansa Industry Solutions. "Our goal is to achieve significant ROI improvements of 70 percent with this system.

Central challenge of digitization

With its SIGNiT product, G+D Mobile Security addresses one of the central challenges of digitization: the dependence of IoT-based business models on the integrity of their data streams. SIGNiT offers an efficient, scalable and cost-effective way to one hundred percent trustworthy IoT data, opening the door to many new IoT business models.

Manufacturers of IoT-enabled devices, whether industrial machines or consumer devices, can easily protect networked industrial 4.0 and 5G applications. Insurers have the possibility to implement scenarios in which IoT data triggers fully automated payouts. In combination with the new 5G standard, SIGNiT has the potential to become the game changer for the networked industry and all types of business models that rely on trustworthy IoT data.

"The business models of the future will all depend on data," says Carsten Ahrens, CEO of G+D Mobile Security. "With SIGNiT we are solving the most critical challenge of these ecosystems: trustworthy data for all digitized processes."

Stephan Noller, CEO of UBIRCH, adds: "Our vision is to secure IoT data directly at its source. With SIGNiT the realization of this vision reaches a whole new level. G+D Mobile Security thus offers an easily scalable plug-in solution for strong IoT security".

About G+D Mobile Security

G+D Mobile Security is a globally active group for mobile security technologies with headquarters in Munich. The company is part of the Giesecke+Devrient Group. G+D Mobile Security has approximately 5,300 employees worldwide and generated sales of around €868 million in fiscal year 2018. More than 40 sales offices and over 20 certified production and personalization sites worldwide ensure international customer proximity.

G+D Mobile Security manages and secures billions of digital identities over their entire life cycle. Our products and solutions are used daily by banks, network operators, manufacturers of mobile devices and automobiles, health insurance companies, private and public transportation companies and their customers to secure mobile payment, communication and interaction between devices. G+D Mobile Security holds a leading competitive and technological position in these markets. Further information is available at https://www.gi-de.com/de/de/mobile-security.

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