Kudelski IoT’s Buffard Named Head of LoRa Alliance Security Working Group
March 24, 2021

Kudelski IoT’s Buffard Named Head of LoRa Alliance Security Working Group

We are proud to announce that Kudelski IoT Principal Architect, Christopher Buffard, has been named chairperson of the Security Working Group of the LoRa Alliance® (https://lora-alliance.org), where he will be leading the efforts to ensure that LoRa implementers have access to robust security guidelines and specifications.

Christophe was part of the team that designed Kudelski IoT keySTREAM, an end-to-end security enablement and device management service created to enable data protection, data policy management and local decision-making across a range of network types, including bandwidth-constrained systems.

Christophe also represents Kudelski IoT in GSMA for IoT security and remote provisioning and management.

Previously he specialized in the digital media industry in the areas of content protection and metadata signaling. He was involved in Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Conditional Access System (CAS) design and end-to-end architecture. He also worked as full-stack architect for secure embedded device middleware solutions for Digital TV and represented Kudelski’s pay-TV arm, NAGRA, in several sub-committees in the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standardization body (part of ITU and IETF).

Christophe has several academic publications for his research in mathematics, specifically related to algebraic languages. He received his Master of Science in Computing Science from EPITA engineering school in Paris, France. He was research assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), studying formal algebraic languages for the dynamic analysis of concurrent programs, a program sponsored by the Swiss Federal research fund and European DeVa fund.

About Kudelski IoT

Kudelski IoT is the Internet of Things division of Kudelski Group and provides end-to-end IoT solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators, and end-user companies. These solutions and services leverage the group’s 30+ years of innovation in digital business model creation; hardware, software and ecosystem design and testing; state-of-the-art security lifecycle management technologies and services and managed operation of complex systems. For more information about Kudelski IOT, please visit www.kudelski-iot.com.  

About Kudelski Group

The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital business enablement technologies that encompass digital content security, public access, cybersecurity, and IoT.

NAGRA provides end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital entertainment industry including services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital television, internet, mobile and interactive applications.

SKIDATA is the world market leader in public access and visitor management with over 10,000 installations in over 100 countries, providing fast and safe access for people and vehicles.

Kudelski Security is an innovative, independent provider of tailored cybersecurity solutions to help enterprises and public sector institutions assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems.

Kudelski IoT provides end-to-end solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators and end-user companies.

The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA with offices in 32 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.

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