Autotalks announced that its second-generation chipsets are FIPS certified for secure C-V2X or DSRC deployment in the U.S. The announcement comes after Autotalks’ V2X chipsets achieved Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security level 3 certification from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Autotalks says its CRATON2 and SECTON embedded hardware security module (eHSM) is the first V2X HSM to achieve this certification. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. government computer security standard that is used to approve cryptographic modules. The U.S. Department of Transportation strongly urges FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification for V2X HSM in order to prevent the theft of security credentials.

Autotalks’ chipset is designed to isolate V2X from the non-safety domains in order to provide domain separation and security, scalability, and cost-optimizations of telematic control unit (TCU) deployments. The embedded HSM exceeds the secure storage size defined by U.S. DOT V2X NPRM, assures access to secure assets only by authorized processes, and includes crypto-agility.