IoT Device Security
Devices need to be designed, developed and built on a proven foundation of hardware-backed IoT security that will provide robust protection long into the future. It will also be vitally important to be able to distinguish between ‘trustworthy’ and ‘untrustworthy’ devices.
Trustonic’s hardware-backed IoT security solutions and IoT Root of Trust foundation form the basis upon which a secure and trusted IoT infrastructure should be built.
Trustonic has developed two versions of its secure TEE operating system; Kinibi and Kinibi-M.
Kinibi is the operating system that is used to protect application-level processors, such as the ARM Cortex-A range. These processors are used in most smartphones and higher-end IoT devices.
Kinibi-M, on the other hand, is used to secure low-power, low-cost microcontroller class processors (MCUs), which are mainly used in sensors and other dedicated-use IoT devices. Processors in these devices are typically those from ARM’s Cortex-M series. In partnership with Trustonic, Microchip was the first manufacturer to embedded Kinibi-M into high volume commercial microcontrollers with the launch of the SAM L11 range of MCUs.