The Gemalto Cinterion Secure Element is a tamper resistant hardware component embedded in IoT and industrial connected equipment and machines to deliver smart card level digital security and device lifecycle management. The Secure Element serves as the foundation of trust in advanced end-to-end security architecture that protects data integrity and defends against cyber attacks. Ruggedized for reliability and longevity in the extreme environmental conditions typical of M2M and IoT applications, it ensures that data is stored in a safe place and that access is granted only to authorized applications and people. It also enables over-the-air management of security credentials, software updates and evolving security capabilities across the lifecycle of solutions. The Cinterion Secure Element works with any vertical market application including connected cars, smart grids, smart city solutions and more and it provides a powerful key to help secure the entire IoT ecosystem.