Yossi Weisblum will be presenting ARM’s IoT security solution during the Open Silicon webinar that I am moderating next week. Yossi manages product marketing for ARM’s CryptoCell subsystem. He has an extensive background in product marketing across several platforms, including connectivity, wireless, multimedia and mobile. Prior to joining ARM in 2016, Yossi worked at Intel for over ten years where he was instrumental in the development of the company’s wireless connectivity solutions.
Joining us is Kalpesh Sanghvi, SoC and Solutions Manager for Open Silicon. Kalpesh has over a decade of professional experience in the semiconductor and embedded industry. He has in-depth knowledge of software development and bring-up for SoC/ASIC designs, and domain expertise in IoT, storage solutions, security solutions, networking and multimedia reference designs. Kalpesh is also experienced in ASIC design flows, pre-silicon and post-silicon bring-up and validation as well as prototyping solutions.
We started tracking security related content at the end of 2015 and based on the SemiWiki analytics I can tell you for a fact that EVERYBODY is concerned about security, especially IoT security.
This joint Open-Silicon and ARM® webinar, moderated by Daniel Nenni, CEO and founder of SemiWiki, will address the security issues associated with IoT edge devices and how to make them secure with custom SoCs. The key focus areas for security in IoT edge devices are secure boot, data security, tamper proofing and device authentication. Efficient security features are implemented with a combination of hardware and software. Features like root of trust with secure boot and tamper proofing with physical security are more efficient when implemented in hardware and IP by a turnkey ASIC vendor. Features like data security and device authentication are more efficiently implemented in software by OEMs leveraging purpose-built hardware.
The advantages of hardware-implemented security features with custom SoCs include a significant improvement in acceleration time (ex: boot-up time), mitigation of potential tampering, and enabling a purpose-built device from a system point of view. The ARM TrustZone® CryptoCell family of security IPs provides hardware-based platform security for cost efficient implementation in custom SoCs, as well as a fast path to market. Open-Silicon’s custom SoC IoT platform, based on ARM’s Cortex-M and TrustZone® CryptoCell, enables OEMs to develop secure IoT edge devices with lower risk and shorter development time. This platform supports root of trust with secure boot and a secure over-the-air firmware/application upgrade.
We just did the practice run of the presentations and it will be worth your time if you too are involved with or concerned about IoT security, absolutely. The webinar is on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM PST. After a brief introduction by me, Yossi and Kalpesh will present leaving plenty of time for Q&A. And to top it off, attend the webinar – ask a question – and if your question is addressed during the webinar I will make sure you get a signed copy of “Mobile Unleashed: The origin and evolution of ARM processors in our devices”. Sound reasonable?