As the IoT market grows and attacks become increasingly prevalent, OEMs of all sizes must have a cost-effective and integrated method to enable hardware based security. OEM’s are increasingly concerned with the risk of IP theft, product cloning and system hacking by nefarious actors exploiting vulnerabilities found in modern connected devices. The risk exponentially increases when devices are not properly secured early in manufacturing, potentially exposing access to private information and leaving the device susceptible to hacking. To address this threat, leading silicon vendors of authentication chips, secure elements and secure microcontroller devices are announcing new device families enabling OEM’s to embed security roots-of-trust and protect their devices. These chips, combined with a managed and secure programming process, allow customers to secure their supply chain and establish firmware integrity.
Data I/O has created the SentriX™ Secure Programming System to address the need of OEMs to program their secure elements with the highest security, rapid response, and at competitive costs. The SentriX system is built around Data I/O PSV7000 handling system, which provides over 1.000 parts per hour handling capacity and accuracy for small parts needed for today’s secure elements. This is combined with the LumenX programmer, the most advanced programming engine in the industry, and ConneX smart programming software. SecureThingZ® Guardian HSM appliance is also integrated to ensure keys and certificates are securely managed throughout the programming process. The Sentrix platform is capable of security provisioning and data programming in one step, for the most secure, most cost effective platform for managed and secure programming.