System on Chip Security Quotient: ‘Have a Hacker Mindset’

From ECC checks to voltage tampering, EDN have a shortlist of possibilities for ‘torture-testing your new SoC’s security quotient.’ I absolutely love this one line from the article: “One should have a hacker mindset while validating security.” Preceded by this one: “Validating security is more about targeting negative scenarios or attacks than just feature testing.” So on point!

The number of embedded electronic devices in automobiles – and most other products – is increasing with each new model, and this usually brings an increased need of connectivity. Connectivity can be between the devices within an automobile, or of SoCs with the outside world over wired or on-air networks.

Thus security has become critical for automotive SoCs and is essential to ensure that information is transferred without tampering. Security may include cryptography, digital signatures, MAC calculation, and authentication.

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