Silicon Labs wins IoT security certification from PSA and ioXt Alliance

The company’s ‘Secure Vault’ is a suite of security features including: secure boot based on hardware root of trust, secure debug, physical tamper, secure identity for attestation, and physically unclonable function (PUF) key management. It will feature in Wireless Gecko Series 2 products – and will be available next week in the company’s EFR32MG21B multi-protocol wireless SoC. Secure Vault has been awarded PSA Certified Level 2 certification, “which is based on an assurance framework co-founded by Arm that helps IoT security standardisation,” said SiLabs. “EFR32MG21B is the first radio to attain the PSA Certified Level 2 accreditation.”

The same SoC’s development kit, as well as the company’s xG22 Thunderboard, achieved SmartCert security certification by the ioXt Alliance. Because the ioXt Alliance allows for certification inheritance, according to SiLabs, these ioXt certifications can be used by manufacturers using xG22 and xG21B to reduce their own device-level ioXt certification time and effort. “We are proud of these IoT industry certifications,” said Silicon Labs IoT v-p Matt Johnson. “Securing IoT products in our connected world is a necessity as customer data and cloud-based business models are increasingly targeted for costly hacks, and IoT security requirements are quickly becoming law.

Silicon Labs is committed to working with the security community, customers, and third-party security experts to deliver security solutions that help protect connected IoT devices today and tomorrow.”

IoT security regulations discussed

On 9 and 10 September, Silicon Labs will be hosting the ‘Works With’ virtual smart home developer conference live-streaming for free.

Silicon Labs IoT security manager (and ioXt Alliance board member) Mike Dow will partner with ioXt Alliance CTO Brad Ree to lead session on IoT security regulations. “These training sessions will explore the security regulatory landscape, how Secure Vault enables IoT device developers to meet those regulations, and how the ioXt Alliance is addressing the need for uniform evaluation and certification of the security level of IoT products to prove adherence to those regulations,” said SiLabs.

Registration is required (see here)

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