Aout us
Who 

We Are 

“ICTK is a total solution company specializing in Internet of Things (IoT) security."


It was the first company in the world to commercialize PUF, a cutting-edge technology that creates a unique security key during the chips manufacturing process at the micro-level. 

This key is impossible to modify or duplicate.










Justin J. Lee  

CEO at ICTK


We 

Protect

Your Values

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO and IEC) has officially proposed PUF as an alternative to the existing security module, which they say is "fatal to reverse engineering hacking" in the recently announced standard (ISO/IEC 20897-1/2).


The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has selected ICTK as the leading company for PUF-based Root-of-Trust technology. Global IT and telecom companies are currently promoting the introduction of a "PUF-chip" and its related solutions for connected security to protect their infrastructure and services.

ICTK,  possessing the world's only 'QPUF-chip' that combines PUF with post-quantum technology, provides various authentication solutions ranging from device-to-network interactions to telecommunications in Korea. 



Currently, ICTK is establishing multiple collaborative models related to quantum security with these telecom companies. Various industrial robots, manufactured by Korea's leading robot companies, operate only when a 'PUF USB'—equipped with ICTK's certification and firmware protection module—is plugged in.


With our commitment to PUF, we pledge to uphold the IoT security of our valued customers. Thank you.


About Us

Who We Are

"It was the first company in the world to commercialize PUF, a cutting-edge technology that creates a unique security key during the chip’s manufacturing process at the micro-level. This makes the key impossible to modify or duplicate."


Justin J. Lee
CEO at ICTK

History

2024

Listed on KOSDAQ.


2023

The company name has been changed from ICTK Holdings to ICTK.

Justin, CEO, was awarded by the Minister of Science and ICT for advancing information security technology.

Signed an eID-related contract with a Korea's fabless company.

Signed an MoU with R company in San Jose, USA, for a joint IP proposal.

Transitioned to an IPO organizer for NH INVESTMENT & SECURITIES.



2022

Tested supplying PC security chips with a Global PC Manufacturer.

Signed a contract with a global big tech. to supply security chips for IoT device accessory activation and authentication.

G3 acquired KCMVP certification.

Developed the world's first PUF-VPN and supplied it to LG U+.





2021

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) officially registered PUF security technology under ISO 20897.

LG U+ USIM PoC and related service PoC order. Prepared eSIM technology for IoT.

Prepared KT IoT and communication equipment PUF-based security management guidelines and government communication network protection measures.

Developed QRNG-based USB security token with SK Telecom & IDQ.


2020

ICTK’s PUF technology was listed in GSA.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) issued the first ICTK Wi-Fi module security certificate.

Selected as a research institute for the Civil-Military Technology Cooperation Project by Defense Science Research Institute. 

- Developed SoC and middleware for edge semantic information processing.

Selected as an IPO organizer for Daishin Securities.





2019

3rd investment attraction: KRW 13 billion in total.

- Hyundai Motor: KRW 3 billion

- Korea Development Bank: KRW 3 billion

- Korea Venture Investment: KRW 3 billion

- UTC Investment: KRW 3 billion

- Woori Bank: KRW 1 billion

Met the Root of Trust requirements in GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance) IoT Security Working Group and was selected as a responsible company.


2018

Distributed draft PUF standard to ISO Working Group SC.

Achieved PoC success for wallet development for blockchain P2P transactions.

Selected as a government project research institute by the Ministry of Science and ICT for IoT device autonomous trust guarantee & global standards-based IoT platform.

Constructed and delivered a PUF-based security platform to LG Group and Haier of China.

Received the Technology Innovation Award from the Korean Society of Electronics Engineers. 

Recognized for contributions to the development of PUF source, commercialization technology, and smart home appliance and cloud security technology.


2017

ICTK PUF division spun off to focus on PUF security development (ICTK Holdings).

Selected as a research institute for a government project by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

Developed an IoT security platform based on PUF hardware security technology.





2016

2nd investment attraction: KRW 5 billion in total.

UTC Investment & Idea Bridge: KRW 1.5 billion

Hi Investment & Securities: KRW 500 million

Successfully mass-produced the world's first PUF chip and commenced sales.

Awarded the Digital ID and Hardware ID Security Innovation Award at the European Security Week Conference.

Selected as a government project research institute by the Ministry of Science and ICT for research on IoT device secure key hiding technology.


2015

1st investment attraction: KRW 5 billion in total.

UTC investment: KRW 3 billion

IMM investment: KRW 2 billion

Selected as a research institute for a project by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.

Developed a security chip that can't be physically copied and successfully developed a PUF Draco chip.

Established a security SoC (System-on-Chip) R&D center in collaboration with Hanyang University.


2001

ICTK first established as a smart card certification testing institute



People

CEO Justine J. Lee

Oversee Biz. Dev. Director @ GMR Materials Inc.

CEO @ MDSG

Adjunct Professor @ HoSeo University

Product Director @ B Square Lab Pte.Ltd

MA candidate in Politics, Harvard Graduate School 

BA  in Social Science, Harvard University

CTO Bongho Kang

CTO @ SGA Co., Ltd.

CTO @ eSTORM Co., Ltd.

TAM @ Cisco Systems Korea

Developer @ SK Teletech

MS in Computer Science, PNU 

BS in Computer Science, PNU

CSO Teddy Kyung Lee

Sr. MTS @ Altera Co. in US

Sr. Manager @ Novafora in US

Engineer @ Sun Microsystems in US

Tech Staff @ IBM Austin Research Lab in US

Ph.D. in ECE, UT Austin MS in ECE

UT Austin BS in Electronic Engineering, SNU


Vice Chairman S.Sam Yu.S

MKT & Biz. Advisor @ Ahn Lab.

Tech. MKT, Prof @ KAIST Graduate School of Business

President/General Manager @ Microsoft Korea

Strategic Alliance Director @ HP Computer Group

VP of Marketing and Operation @ SamsungHP

MS in Industrial Engineering, Standford Graduate BS

Industrial and System Engineering, San Jose State Univ.

CBO Bumsoo Joo

Biz Unit Manager @ ADE

Biz Unit Manager @ Plantynet

Tech Unit Engineer @ Mobiletop

BA in Public Admin. Seoul National Univ. of Science and Tech.

CFO Yoonbae Park

Tax & Audit, Manager @ Merck Co.,Ltd(Korea)

Audit & Tax, Manager @ Samjung KPMG

BA in Biz. Admin.,  Ajou Univ.

Head of SCM Youngku  Han

Biz Unit, MD @ Dongwoon Anatech

Semicon Unit., Head) @ Mtekvision

Biz Unit., Director @ CoreLogic

IC & IT Sourcing, Sr. @ LG Semicon

BS in Physics, Seogang Univ.

Head of Biz Donghyun Kim

Industry Sec./Director @ KSEE

Standards Research/Specialist @ Asian Biometrics Council

CEO @ Brightsight Aisa

MS in Industrial Engineering, Ajou Univ. BS in Industrial Sys. Engineering, Ajou Univ.



We

Protect

Your Values

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have officially proposed PUF as an alternative to the existing security module, which they say is "fatal to reverse engineering hacking" in the recently announced standard (ISO/IEC 20897-1/2).


The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has selected ICTK as the leading company for PUF-based Root-of-Trust (RoT) technology. Global IT and telecommunication companies are currently promoting the introduction of a "PUF-chip" and its related solutions for connected security to protect their infrastructure and services.

Possessing the world's only “QPUF-chip” that combines PUF with post-quantum technology, ICTK provides various authentication solutions ranging from device-to-network interactions to telecommunications.



Currently, ICTK is establishing multiple collaborative models related to quantum security with these telecommunication companies. Various industrial robots, manufactured by Korea's leading robot companies, operate only when a “PUF USB”—equipped with ICTK's certification and firmware protection module—is plugged in.


With our commitment to PUF, we pledge to uphold the IoT security of our valued customers. Thank you.

CI

Concept & Meaning


The overall Deep-Blue tone expresses a young and fresh image. 

The squares that gradient upward represent the PUF security chip, ICTK's proprietary technology.

History

2024

Listed on KOSDAQ.


2023

From ICTK Holdings to ICTK.

Justin, CEO, was awarded by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT for advancing information security technology.

Signed an eID-related contract with a Korea's fabless company.

Signed an MoU with company “R” in San Jose, USA, for a joint IP proposal.

Transitioned to an IPO organizer for NH Investment & Securities.


2022

Tested supplying PC security chips with a Global PC Manufacturer.

Signed a contract with a global big tech. to supply security chips for IoT device accessory activation and authentication.

G3 acquired Korea Cryptographic Module Validation Program (KCMVP) certification.

Developed the world's first PUF-VPN and supplied it to LG U+.


2021

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) officially registered PUF security technology under ISO 20897.

LG U+ USIM PoC and related service PoC order. Prepared eSIM technology for IoT.

Prepared KT IoT and communication equipment PUF-based security management guidelines and government communication network protection measures.

Developed QRNG-based USB security token with SK Telecom & IDQ.


2020

ICTK’s PUF technology was listed in GSA.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) issued the first ICTK Wi-Fi module security certificate.

Selected as a research institute for the Civil-Military Technology Cooperation Project by Defense Science Research Institute.

Developed SoC and middleware for edge semantic information processing.

Selected as an IPO organizer for Daishin Securities.


2019

Third investment attraction: KRW 13 billion in total.

- Hyundai Motor Company: KRW 3 billion

- Korea Development Bank: KRW 3 billion

- Korea Venture Investment Corporation: KRW 3 billion

- UTC Investment: KRW 3 billion

- Woori Bank: KRW 1 billion

Met the Root of Trust requirements for Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) IoT Security Working Group and was selected as a responsible company.


2018

Distributed draft PUF standard to ISO Working Group SC.

Achieved PoC success for wallet development for blockchain P2P transactions.

Selected as a government project research institute by the Ministry of Science and ICT for IoT device autonomous trust guarantee & global standards-based IoT platform.

Constructed and delivered a PUF-based security platform to LG Group and Haier of China.

Received the Technology Innovation Award from the Korean Society of Electronics Engineers.

Recognized for contributions to the development of PUF source, commercialization technology, and smart home appliance and cloud security technology.


2017

ICTK PUF division branched off to focus on PUF security development (ICTK Holdings).

Selected as a research institute for a Korean government project by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

Developed an IoT security platform based on PUF hardware security technology.


2016

Second investment attraction: KRW 5 billion in total.

- UTC Investment & Idea Bridge: KRW 1.5 billion

- Hi Investment & Securities: KRW 500 million

Successfully mass-produced the world's first PUF chip and commenced sales.

Awarded the Digital ID and Hardware ID Security Innovation Award at the European Security Week Conference.

Selected as a government project research institute by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT for research on IoT device secure key hiding technology.


2015

First investment attraction: KRW 5 billion in total.

- UTC investment: KRW 3 billion

- IMM investment: KRW 2 billion

Selected as a research institute for a project by Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.

Developed a security chip that cannot be physically copied, and successfully developed a PUF Draco chip.

Established a security System-on-Chip (SoC) R&D center in collaboration with Hanyang University.


2001

Established as a smart card certification testing institute.



People

CEO Justine J. Lee

Overseas Business Development Director @ GMR Materials Inc.

CEO @ MDSG

Adjunct Professor @ HoSeo University

Product Director @ B Square Lab Pte.Ltd

MA candidate in Politics, Harvard University 

BA in Social Science, Harvard University


CTO Bongho Kang

CTO @ SGA Co., Ltd.

CTO @ eSTORM Co., Ltd.

TAM @ Cisco Systems Korea

Developer @ SK Teletech

MS in Computer Science, Pusan National University

BS in Computer Science, Pusan National University

CSO Teddy Kyung Lee

Senior MTS @ Altera Co., USA

Senior Manager @ Novafora, USA

Engineer @ Sun Microsystems, USA

Tech Staff @ IBM Austin Research Lab, USA

PhD in ECE, University of Texas at Austin

MS in ECE, University of Texas at Austin

BS in Electronic Engineering, Seoul National University

Vice Chairman S. Sam Yu

MKT & Biz. Advisor @ Ahn Lab.

Tech. MKT, Professor @ KAIST Graduate School of Business

President/General Manager @ Microsoft Korea

Strategic Alliance Director @ HP Computer Group

VP of Marketing and Operation @ SamsungHP

MS in Industrial Engineering, Standford University

BS in Industrial and System Engineering, San Jose State University

Head of Business Beomsoo Joo 

Biz Unit Manager @ ADE

Biz Unit Manager @ Plantynet

Tech Unit Engineer @ Mobiletop

BA in Public Administration, Seoul National University of Science and Technology

CFO Yoonbae Park

Tax & Audit, Manager @ Merck Co.,Ltd(Korea)

Audit & Tax, Manager @ Samjung KPMG

BA in Business Administration, Ajou University

Head of SCM Youngku  Han

Biz Unit, MD @ Dongwoon Anatech

Semiconductor Unit Head @ Mtekvision

Director, Biz Unit @ CoreLogic

IC & IT Sourcing, Sr. @ LG Semicon

BS in Physics, Seogang University

Business Development Donghyun Kim 

Director, Industry Sector @ KSEE

Standards Research/Specialist @ Asian Biometrics Council

CEO @ Brightsight Asia

MS in Industrial Engineering, Ajou University

BS in Industrial Syst Engineering, Ajou University

Corporate Identity

Concept & Meaning

The dominant deep-blue color expresses ICTK’s youthful and vigorous energy.

The squares that gradate upward represent the PUF security chip, ICTK's signature technology.