Security is the capability to protect valued assets such as data, features, services and financial or technical resources. Protecting an asset maintains three critical aspects:
Security should be an integral part of system design from day one by following a defined process:
In order to assure confidentiality, integrity and availability, a system must implement the security services or functions which can ensure that:
The security market is evolving rapidly growing from traditional smartcard business to a broad range of connected devices associated with a fast expanding communications infrastructure. This generates new kind of threats and challenges which in turn require new security approaches.
ST provides broad range of secure products and solutions which address the new security requirements and cover use cases ranging from simple devices to very complex infrastructure. This includes application areas such as the Internet of Things, Industrial and Automotive and encompasses also governmental or regulated requirements such as metering or Identity.
Ensuring only authorized devices can connect
Ensuring only trusted software components, signed by device vendors, are used
Ensuring the initial code of MCU is securely loaded in untrusted environment. Ensuring the remote update of MCU code is secured
Ensuring that data stored in device or transmitted are not compromised or intercepted
Ensuring that devices operate as expected and code stays confidential
Ensuring confidentiality and integrity of data exchanged