IAR Systems and Secure Thingz launch Embedded Trust and C-Trust

IAR Systems and Secure Thingz announce that the security environment Embedded Trust is available for implementation in designs through the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench. The integration enables designers to include security development as part of their day-to-day development workflow.

The Embedded Trust environment leverages the secure hardware built into next-generation microcontrollers to provide the low-level trust anchors and secure services needed for trustworthy IoT solutions. Features include integrated identity and certificate management, a scalable Secure Boot Manager, integrated manufacturing mastering for secure deployment, and release management with versioning and update infrastructure.

In addition to Embedded Trust, the companies also provide C-Trust™ for IAR Embedded Workbench®. C-Trust is an extension to the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and enables application developers to deliver secure, encrypted code. The development team is able to easily import a so called Security Context Profile, using either a profile created by an Embedded Trust user, or a pre-defined profile. The configuration includes the cryptographic keys and certificates, as well as the Secure Boot Manager configuration including device security, application update process, update policy and device memory layout. Since the correct security and encryption settings are automatically included, the developers can focus on the functionality of the application, and since they cannot change the Security Context Profile, they do not risk compromising it. After building and debugging the application code as usual with IAR Embedded Workbench, the code will be automatically mastered and encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Once programmed into the MCU, the application can be updated with secure code verified by the Secure Boot Manager.

Embedded Trust and C-Trust for IAR Embedded Workbench will be showcased at IAR Systems’ booth and at Secure Thingz booth at embedded world 2019.

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