It is key to understand that nowadays no device can be completely secure. If our development is 100% safe today, it can easily become vulnerable tomorrow. However, increasing security measures in modern devices, like IoT devices, is more important than ever.
Cyber Security is not an option anymore
Traditionally the industry has relied heavily on software-based cyber security measures, in today’s wired world engineers are beginning to find ways of implementing hardware security into their designs for an extra layer of protection from hackers and reverse engineering.
20% of enterprise attacks will involve the IoT in 2020.
A good deal of software vendors is supporting the IoT products businesses with their versions of security software. However, from a hardware point of view, chipmakers are going down that same road and also providing software support. Many name-brand microcontroller (µC), microprocessor (µP), system-on-a-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) vendors have embedded security circuitry in their chips.
In both cases — software and hardware — it’s important for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider to keep up to date on the latest security technologies so it can work together with the IoT product customer to assure that the final product has top-notch security embedded in it.
Protocols also have to be part of the consideration mix for both the IoT product OEM and the EMS provider. Protocols like Zigbee, Bluetooth, and others have different hardware devices and different security requirements.
Embedded systems need protection from malicious attacks. Add tamper detection to your system to protect sensitive data and encryption keys. Or safeguard your IP and R&D investment from cloning and unauthorized use. With Maxim’s solutions, you can easily secure your entire system.
Security manager products work with your microcontroller to protect information. Secure Authenticator ICs provide crypto-strong authentication. Our secure microcontrollers have built-in FIPS-certified hardware cryptographic engines that support industry-standard algorithms.
A fundamental requirement for embedded connected objects:
1. Secure communication
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2. Secure storage
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3. Trusted devices and firmware
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