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Semiconductor Design, Key Management and In-Situ Updates Will Enable Secure IoT Solutions

Published: 24 March 2017

ID: G00317961

Analyst(s): Alan Priestley

Summary

The widespread deployment of IoT endpoints amplifies the possibility for major security risks. Technology product management leaders at semiconductor vendors that fail to integrate security features and processes into their IoT-targeted products will lose design-ins and suffer brand devaluation.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The rapid deployment of IoT solutions has left security as an afterthought that must be addressed, driving the need for integrated security features and functionality in all reprogrammable IoT semiconductor devices
  • Varying demands in performance and capabilities across different IoT systems complicate the implementation of security features in the MCUs and MPUs targeted for IoT endpoints
    • Hardware Functions and Features
  • IoT endpoints have a long life span, and the security environment will evolve and may negate some of the features designed into today's generation of products — what's secure today may not be secure in the future

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