Trusted Computing Group Honors KIOXIA’s Hiroshi Isozaki for Contributions to Standards Development

Storage Work Group Efforts Focused on SSD Security, Encryption for Client and Data Center Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 18, 2019 – The drive to secure and protect data in PCs and data centers shows no signs of slowing down, and KIOXIA continues to lead the way when it comes to SSD security. KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) today announced that Hiroshi Isozaki, chief specialist for KIOXIA Corporation, has been honored by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for his contributions to security and encryption standards.

An active member of the TCG Storage Work Group, Isozaki was recognized for his technical expertise and efforts surrounding TCG storage-related specifications, including TCG Pyrite 2.0, TCG Ruby SSC, the TCG Configurable Namespace Locking feature set, and TCG Opal Family Test Cases. The TCG Key Contributor Awards are presented annually to individuals that make exceptional contributions toward various TCG projects. Isozaki brings over 20 years of information security experience to KIOXIA Corporation.

TCG’s Storage Work Group focuses on standards for security services on dedicated storage systems, and aims to develop standards and practices that define the same security services across dedicated storage controller interfaces. “We would like to congratulate and say thank you to Hiroshi for his longstanding participation in TCG, and his contributions to the development of a number of TCG storage-related specifications,” said Dr. Joerg Borchert, president and chairman of TCG. “Hiroshi has made a real impact by sharing his wealth of knowledge on information security, which has enabled the development of new specifications – including the Ruby SSC.”

A leader in SSD security, KIOXIA’s broad portfolio of SSDs all offer one or more secure instant erase (SIE), TCG Self-encryption or FIPS 140-2 certified option.

“From outside hackers to corporate spies to global actors, today’s data centers and personal devices are under constant threat,” noted Jeremy Werner, senior vice president and general manager, SSD Business Unit, KIOXIA America, Inc. “That’s why KIOXIA takes security so seriously and is constantly looking for improvements we can offer our customers, including the new and improved Ruby SSC specification for future data center and enterprise SSDs. We recognize the importance of TCG and their security and encryption standards, and we are proud to have been able to contribute to the development of the standards, and to be represented by Hiroshi. He is truly an outstanding expert in the field of secure storage.”

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KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers. For more information, please visit

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