Cybersecurity and IoT company WISeKey announced that its new platform, WISeAI, will be integrating the Root of Trust (RoT) and IoT-embedded devices with problem-solving artificial intelligence.

WISeAI will form part of the company’s IoT cybersecurity vertical platform, allowing IoT devices to organise themselves into trusted networks based on mutual authentication, identity and integrity.

In addition, the company says, this platform will only enable IoT devices which can provide a recognised identity and a valid integrity report to communicate with peer devices within the community.

This new capability will enable authenticated sensor data. Until now, the majority of IoT devices are not build with embedded secure systems, which makes them more vulnerable to exploits.

By integrating AI into the IoT hardware and platform, objects can develop their own cybersecurity behaviour, and make smarter and safer decisions.

The company hopes it will lead to the development of devices that can learn from attacks, defend them, and transfer this intelligence to other devices in the network.

WISeKey also hopes that smaller IoT manufacturers that do not have the resources or expertise to perform thorough security analysis of their products will adopt this platform, reducing the number of unprotected products that are released to consumers.

Carlos Moreira, founder and chief executive of WISeKey said in a statement: “This new platform opens up many possibilities for improving the overall security functionalities and creating new business processes by taking advantage of the world of digital identification at the object level, which once combined with big data allows us to gather and process all available information and generate actionable insights.”