cryptovision Jacolyn CSP

Universal, certified security core for many applications

Jacolyn provides cryptographic functions based on suitable security hardware to protect the confidentiality and integrity of user data and to generate digital signatures. The underlying CSP concept developed by the German BSI encapsulates crypto functions. Jacolyn can therefore be integrated easily and risk-free into applications with high security requirements without special cryptographic knowledge.

The first Jacolyn-based solution from cryptovision is a technical security device (TSE) for cash registers to protect against manipulation. According to regulations, from 1 January 2020, electronic cash register systems in Germany must have a TSE certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) with a security module, a storage medium and a uniform digital interface.

The cryptovision TSE, which is mandatory for the protection of cash registers, contains a security module consisting of the CSP Jacolyn and the “Security Module Application for Electronic Record-keeping Systems” (SMAERS) as well as a memory module and a uniform digital interface for integration into the cash register software. SMAERS and Jacolyn are in the legally required certification process.

With Bundesdruckerei and other partners, cryptovision offers both variants of TSE for the implementation of the Kassensicherungsverordnung (KassenSichV): both token-based in the form factors µSD, SD, USB and for central solutions as firmware extensions for HSMs.

Jacolyn is currently certified according to the corresponding Common Criteria Protection Profile BSI-CC-PP-0104-2019 at level EAL 4+, the SMEARS application at level EAL 2+.

The first implementation of Jacolyn is based on the latest generation of Secure Embedded Elements for local use in integrated systems and IoT devices. In parallel cryptovision develops a firmware extension for hardware security modules (HSM) for central, cloud-based deployment scenarios.

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