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Maxim Integrated Simplifies IoT Designs Protecting Process

August 10, 2020 / PR Newswire

While the IoT continues to bring greater conveniences into our lives, left unprotected, smart devices could also open the door to malicious attacks that burrow into networks and attempt to access sensitive data. With its newest cryptographic coprocessor featuring ChipDNA™ physically unclonable function (PUF) technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is simplifying the process of protecting these designs from security threats.

Safeguarding designs that could trigger more harmful breaches is particularly critical. For example, when a smart medical device, such as a pacemaker, is hacked, this could lead to dire or even deadly consequences. Designers of these medical applications would be wise to be able to guarantee that the sensors inside their designs are genuine and to protect them from aftermarket clones; to verify that the data collected by the sensors is genuine; and to enforce usage control and expirations in the case of single- or limited-use disposable peri...