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Samsung Smart TV Security Solution – GAIA


Samsung Electronics announced a three layer security solution for Tizen based Smart TV’s. The service called as ” GAIA “, will give consumers protection across all areas of the Smart TV ecosystem, including services, software and hardware security.

Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, stated

” Protecting consumers’ personal information is of the utmost importance to Samsung, both in terms of the company’s values and what’s needed for the continued growth and success of the IoT ecosystem. GAIA is a security solution that will give Samsung customers security and peace of mind now and in the future.”

What are Three Security layers of GAIA :

  • Secure Zone : a virtual barrier that creates a secure space and protects the core service operations. A Secure Keypad/Number Pad – the virtual data input mechanism seen on a TV, is used to safeguard consumers’ personal information such as credit card and password.
  • Encrypted Data : GAIA encrypts important data transmitted between the TV and IoT service servers. GAIA’s built-in anti-malware system detects and blocks any unauthorized programs that may be used for hacking from running or making changes to key part of the Smart TV’s OS.
  • Hardware Security : By dividing the Tizen OS into two parts including the main and the security space, data for each space is secured separately. Also, public key used for verifying personal information is included in the hardware chip.


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