The new Security Research Group will be part of the company’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) and will address requirements for robust, reliable security solutions. The partnership with Carnegie Mellon will see Infineon as a founding sponsor of CyLab’s recently launched “Secure and Private IoT Initiative.”
The purpose of the Security Research Group is to investigate next-generation security solutions that will be easy to use and interoperable to serve a broad spread of applications. These applications include smart cards, identity documents and computer security, to methods for securing connected devices used in smart homes, Industry 4.0, smart cities and autonomous transportation. The group is in addition to, and will complement, existing SVIC teams for the automotive and artificial intelligence (AI) markets.
CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the world, launched its “Secure and Private IoT Initiative” as a multi-year project that aims to develop novel software, tools, methods and models to protect networks and devices. Infineons’ three year initiative will look at risks associated with attacks on the electronic systems that comprise the IoT, which can expose confidential information.