Alongside the vast potential value that IoT brings, also comes a growing concern that billions of devices and the data that they process remain under-protected, thus posing a serious security threat.To make a device secure for the long term, it needs to be built on a secure platform, protected at the silicon level. The device also requires a secure identity, embedded in at the time of silicon manufacture.
Trustonic is enabling the world’s leading microcontroller (MCU) supplier, Microchip Technology Inc., to provide their customers with a secure platform and strong device identity pre-embedded into their MCUs.
This enablement provides enhanced security capabilities that can be leveraged across the value chain and IoT ecosystem.
Kinibi-M is Trustonic’s new secure operating system specially designed to protect size-constrained microcontroller devices. With Kinibi-M pre-embedded into the microcontroller, a module developer can use a simple SDK to add security to their solution. The device identity can be proven, and data and communication security can be enabled. They do not need to be security experts, as the complex processes are abstracted into a simple, GlobalPlatform standards inspired API.
Kinibi-M for SAM L11 also delivers a number of specific use cases, often required in the IoT space and in particular on microcontrollers based devices. These can be seen below.