“Threats evolve. So should your device security.” As a developer, you should heed this sage advice when designing your next IoT products. In this Tech Talks session, Brent Wilson, Senior Applications Manager for IoT Product Security at Silicon Labs, explores the hidden costs, challenges and imperatives of adding advanced security features to connected devices. Click here to hear the entire IoT Security session and register now for future Tech Talks. Some key takeaways from Brent’s session are below.
Responding to the Need for IoT Device Security
Securing the IoT is critical to the successful adoption of IoT technology, and inadequate security is an impediment to the IoT’s continued growth. For this reason, legislation is evolving to mandate “reasonable” security features in IoT products. For example, California is one of the first states in the US to legislate IoT security and privacy for consumer products, and other states are following suit. Governments in Europe and Asia are also implementing IoT initiatives to protect consumers and their IoT devices. Many new IoT security features presented in this Tech Talks session map directly to these emerging regulatory requirements.
How Silicon Labs Is Addressing Device Security
Our IoT connectivity portfolio offers a complete set of security features, ranging from basic capabilities to “root of trust” to “Secure Element” and our new Secure Vault software and hardware security suite, available soon in new Series 2 wireless SoC and module devices.
Rounding out the IoT security session, Brent explains the key features that define Secure Vault including secure boot and secure updates, anti-rollback detection, secure key storage, differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures, secure attestation, secure debug, anti-tamper and a true random number generator (TRNG).
Click here to check out the Q&A from Brent's Tech Talks session. To learn more about Silicon Labs’ new Secure Vault technology, visit silabs.com/security and check out Brent's IoT device security session.