STMicroelectronics launched STM32Trust to guide designers’ efforts to build strong cyber-protection into new IoT devices leveraging industry best-practices.
STM32Trust combines knowledge, design tools, and ready-to-use original ST software. These help designers take advantage of features built into STM32 micro-controllers to ensure trust among devices, prevent unauthorized access, and resist side-channel attacks. All this averts data theft and code modification.
“Connected devices like smart sensors and remote actuators are intrinsic to our infrastructure and services, so ensuring effective security becomes of paramount importance,”
explained Ricardo De Sa Earp, General Manager of STMicroelectronics’ Microcontroller Division, “STM32Trust eases developers’ understanding and acceptance of the new mandatory security rules, which is a key emerging challenge in the general-purpose micro-controller market today.”
Integrating all available cyber-protection resources for the STM32 family, STM32Trust helps designers implement a robust multi-level strategy leveraging security-focused chip features and software packages.
The STM32 family is the world’s leading system-on-chip portfolio based on the Arm® Cortex® CPU architecture and contains almost 1000 variants used in smart appliances, remote sensors, wearables, e-health devices, IoT gateways, access-controlled storage, payments, and many other connected devices. Depending on the model, hardware cyber-protection can include features such as customized secure boot, a random-number generator to prevent hackers observing patterns in signals, dedicated encryption co-processors, and secure storage for encryption keys. ST also builds in tamper detection, firewall code-isolation mechanisms and implements Arm TrustZone® technologies for extra protection of the most sensitive code.
STM32Trust provides product developers with all they need to protect connected objects effectively using these features including reference material and free software.