Secure Thingz collaborates with NXP to protect connected devices

May 19, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Secure Thingz collaborates with NXP to protect connected devices
Unique security tools from IAR Systems and Secure Thingz combined with Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology from NXP® offer strong IoT security.

Secure Thingz, an IAR Systems® Group company, has announced enhancements to the secure development tools C-Trust® and Embedded Trust®, as well as the secure prototyping and production platform Secure Deploy, delivering enhanced protection of applications based on the NXP LPC55S6x MCU family featuring Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology for secure storage.

Security credentials and the implementation of unique identities are vital in ensuring the integrity of a device and form a vital part of the European Consumer IoT Security Standard EN 303 645, as well as the recent US Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which defines a minimal level of security for use of products within USA Government departments. The use of unique securely managed identities also enables organizations to protect their investment in intellectual property (IP) through tight control of provisioning credentials, both to control production quantities and prevent cloning.

Secure Thingz delivers a comprehensive secure supply chain through the security development tools Embedded Trust and C-Trust, which are completely integrated with the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench®, and the secure prototyping and production platform Secure Deploy. The Root of Trust and assets managed by Secure Thingz products for the LPC55S6x MCU family are encrypted during provisioning using the PUF as a key vault, which is used to protect secret credentials and keys. This process helps prevent application code or malware from accessing, modifying or impinging on the Root of Trust or assets. Furthermore, the process is uniquely tied to the device offering protection against cloning or counterfeiting.

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