How to secure connected vehicles

Nathan Cranford | March 27, 2018

Automakers are in a race to make their vehicles more secure in an era of web-connected devices. While vehicles with internet access enable services like infotainment systems and maintenance monitoring, they also pose security risks on account of being connected to the web. As digitization drives connected vehicles forward, here are a variety of ways the automotive industry is looking to advance security.

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Goodix Pushes Boundaries in IoT Innovations with Next-Generation Sensing & Connectivity Solutions

Goodix | May 19, 2022

Today, Goodix Technology showcased its expanded product portfolio with major breakthroughs in sensing and connectivity solutions at the 2022 Goodix Tech Seminar in Shenzhen, China. Based on the company's strategic layout, Goodix continues to invest heavily in core technologies that drive innovation in IoT applications for a new era of smart connectivity. Two highlights of the seminar were the introduction of the new Bluetooth LE SoC and Time of Flight (ToF) solutions. Featured Innovation Accelerates the Connection of Everything In recent years, the major theme of new technological developments features heavily within the Internet of Things (IoT) field, which has caused widespread transformation within a wide array of industries. Recent data from IoT Analytics expected that the global number of connected IoT devices are to grow at a CAGR of 22% to 27 billion active endpoints by 2025, bringing huge market opportunities for smart wearables, smart home, and smart city connectivity applications. Leveraging years of innovation in low-power wireless technology, Goodix debuts its new-generation Bluetooth LE SoC GR5526 series featuring stronger display driving capability, lower power consumption and faster connection. The solution integrates a dedicated 2.5D GPU to improve graphics rendering efficiency, and supports over 30 FPS on a 454*454 resolution display screen, enabling a superior visual experience for wearable device users. An ultra-low power system architecture is adopted to reduce the power consumption during Bluetooth transmission by 30% compared with previous generation products. Compatible with the latest Bluetooth 5.3, the solution delivers excellent RF performance for a more stable and rapid connection. Goodix is dedicated to innovating Bluetooth LE technology with a new GR533x series targeted at the smart home, smart tag markets to be released soon. Additionally, Goodix's NB-IoT SoC solution that integrates an OpenCPU application system has been successfully applied to smart water meters in a joint cooperation with renowned industrial partners. Its innovative dual AP/CP core architecture not only improves the system stability and connection reliability, but also ensures ultra-low power consumption that can support the long battery-life of smart meters. Featuring high integration, ease of use, and competitive BoM cost, this solution will further extend Goodix's footprint in the broader IoT market. Aiming to build an open IoT ecosystem, Goodix will continue to work with industry partners, and support mainstream integrated development environment (IDE) with rich peripheral resources to help customers accelerate the time-to-market of different wireless applications. Creating a Smart Life with Diversified Sensing Applications With strong expertise in acoustics, optics, and electronic sensing technology, Goodix stands at the forefront of the advancing sophistication of IoT applications. During the seminar, Goodix demonstrated its Time of Flight (ToF) 3D sensing solution which integrates a ToF image sensor and a laser driver to enable high-precision depth measurement for various applications such as smartphones and robots. Utilizing a self-developed sparse to dense algorithm, the solution offers a 5-meter with error<1% high-precision ranging performance with low power consumption, facilitating smartphones to create a more accurate photo bokeh effect and a faster focusing capability at night. It also supports the functions of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and obstacle avoidance for intelligent navigation of sweeping robots with its combination solution of line-pattern and flood-pattern. The ToF sensor features several patented technologies to help smart devices achieve better ambient light suppression, anti-interference, and high dynamic range (HDR). Together with an extensive set of hardware and software, reference designs, algorithms, and SDKs, Goodix can deliver turn-key solutions to enable the wider applications of ToF technology such as drone aircraft obstacle avoidance and height measurement, as well as facial recognition, and automobile safety. In response to the strong growth of the wearable markets, Goodix has launched a rich solution portfolio of health sensors and VersaSensor (multi-functional interactive sensors) for smartwatches, bands, headphones, and VR/AR devices, and won large-scale commercial adoption by well-known global brands. As a step further, Goodix introduces its fingertip oximeter total solution that deploys the medical grade algorithms. Cooperating with related applications, it can provide effective health instructions and disease diagnosis & alerts for users at home. We have always emphasized the principle of growing together with customers. We have an unwavering focus on our core technologies of sensing, processing, connectivity, and security. And in these fields, we will continue to create powerful collaborations with industrial leaders and ecosystem partners. Our aim is to expand commercial implementations of these innovative technologies and to bring a more intelligent, and connected life for consumers around the world." Sandy Hu, President of Goodix.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

Ventev Launches a New Universal Broadband Enclosure for Harsh Environments

Ventev | August 10, 2022

Ventev, a division of TESSCO Technologies, Inc. a leading value-added distributor and solutions provider for the wireless industry, announced the launch of its new Universal Broadband Enclosure. This compact, modular, and lightweight solution powers, protects, and enables reliable backup for radio and networking equipment in harsh environments. The Universal Broadband Enclosure is the latest addition to Ventev’s Power Systems product line. Its compact design offers an ideal fit for locations where aesthetics and footprint are important. This NEMA 3R rated enclosure is designed to power and protect in harsh conditions, including outside plant environments. The Universal Broadband Enclosure is engineered for industrial networking switches and routers, edge computer devices low-to medium-power, remote radio heads, and other wireless system elements. It comes standard with a pre-installed, hot swap 48VDC rectifier that is expandable up to 1400W with the option of adding battery strings to an isolated battery box. The lightweight powder-coated aluminum construction also offers superior corrosion-resistant properties. “Ventev’s Universal Broadband Enclosure features a factory pre-wired and integrated system designed to cut down on installation time and deployment costs, as well as reduces the risk of field wiring errors, The various mounting options make this highly versatile solution ideal for critical broadband, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and edge mobile data applications.” Thad Lowe, General Manager of Ventev About Ventev Ventev, a division of TESSCO Technologies Inc., designs and manufactures industry-leading Wi-Fi and wireless infrastructure products, to ensure reliable network performance and simplify the installation of Wi-Fi, IoT, LTE, DAS, and two-way networks. After you choose the radio, choose Ventev to connect, protect, and enable your wireless radio network. About TESSCO Technologies Incorporated TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial customers in the wireless infrastructure ecosystem. The Company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 65,000 products from 250 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (“IoT”), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Breakthrough NXM Autonomous Security Technology Protects Space Infrastructure and IoT Devices from Cyberattacks

DED BY | July 04, 2022

NXM Labs, Inc., a leader in advanced cybersecurity software for connected devices, today unveiled its NXM Autonomous Security™platform that prevents hackers from gaining unauthorized access to commercial, industrial, medical, or consumer internet of things (IoT) devices. Tested in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), NXM successfully demonstrated the ability of its ground-breaking technology to enable future Mars rovers to automatically defend themselves and recover from cyberattacks. Caltech manages JPL on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NXM's engineers worked with JPL's Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Innovation Division, Information Technology and Solutions Directorate (ITSD), along with the Robotic Surface Mobility Group in Pasadena, CA to integrate the company's software with the navigation and ground control systems of JPL's self-driving Athena test rover. During testing, NXM's software successfully detected unauthorized attempts to gain access to the rover's autonomous navigation systems, automatically protecting the vehicle from harm in real-time without impacting normal driving operations. Tests showed that NXM's platform was capable of securing millions of devices with virtually no impact on network latency and is able to operate up to 1000x faster than other decentralized platforms previously tested by the U.S. Department of Defense under simulated battlefield conditions. "NXM's technology is game-changing," said Lt. General Harry D. Raduege, Jr., USAF (Ret), former Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and CIO for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command. "NXM provides a new layer of cybersecurity that enables unified command and control, as well as data interoperability, providing an unprecedented capability that we have long sought but until now wasn't possible." Lt. General Raduege serves as an advisor to NXM. The Athena test rover was developed by JPL as part of NASA's High Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) program to develop new computing technologies with vastly more capabilities than current spaceflight computers. JPL engineers harnessed the advanced computing power of the rover's off-the-shelf NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform to develop innovative, machine learning-based applications for future Mars rovers. This includes artificial intelligence software that identifies objects of scientific interest as a vehicle traverses the Martian terrain, using vision-based navigation and path planning software to significantly increase the driving distances of energy-limited rovers. "We're thrilled to have collaborated with NASA JPL to show how our security can protect critical assets in space as well as here on Earth, Our unique zero-trust and zero-touch security software is chip and cloud agnostic, enabling device manufacturers and their component suppliers to easily and cost-effectively develop the industry's most trustworthy products that can be deployed rapidly and remain secure for their entire operating lifetime." Scott Rankine, NXM's President and Co-founder About NXM NXM Labs, Inc. provides advanced security solutions for embedded devices that enable commercial, industrial and consumer products to automatically defend themselves and recover from cyberattacks. NXM offers the industry's first Zero-Trust and Zero-Touch product development software platform designed to streamline and automate security management throughout the entire OEM supply chain and product lifecycle.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Kudelski IoT empowers hardware security for semiconductor manufacturers with new Secure IP portfolio

Kudelski IoT | July 18, 2022

Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security and IoT solutions, today announced the launch of its Secure IP portfolio. Secure IP hardware enclaves give semiconductor manufacturers robust cryptographic capabilities when integrated into their system on chip (SoC) products. Companies benefit from a rich array of security services, which are more powerful integrated in hardware than software, while also enabling compliance with most common industry security standards including NIST, FIPS, PSA and SESIP Level 3 or higher. "Silicon hardware-based security offers better protection from manipulation and interference than its software-based counterpart because it's more difficult to alter or attack the physical device or data entry points," explained Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research. Kudelski IoT Secure IP is a hardware security enclave that gives SoCs key features like a high-quality and robust true random number generator, secure key storage, robust cryptographic algorithms and countermeasures against side channel attacks (SCA, DPA) and fault attacks (DFA). With a footprint smaller than the competition, it both saves space in SoC designs as well as being more energy efficient. Secure IP also gives SoC manufacturers, device manufacturers and end users access to services and features that ensure the longevity and profitability of devices and solutions. These features include remote feature authorization, secure firmware over the air updates, advanced data encryption to ensure privacy, and zero-touch or in-field provisioning to ensure secure and scalable operations. "In an environment where regulation around IoT security is quickly growing and evolving, one thing is already clear: state-of-the-art security and robustness are becoming essential features in almost every component and device design," said Andreas Thiel, Head of Product Centers at u-blox. "Kudelski has been a great security partner helping us embed security at the core of our products so we can enable the services we believe will drive the next generation of chipsets and modules for our business." "We see increasing regulation and demand for security in almost every IoT market, ranging from consumer IoT, automotive, industrial, telco, medical, and asset tracking, We foresee that regulation will require hardware IP in most SoC designs going forward, and through this launch we are giving silicon manufacturers a head start on preparing for the coming wave of demand." Frédéric Thomas, CTO of Kudelski IoT Kudelski IoT is uniquely positioned as a leader in this emerging space with its 30+ years of expertise in hardware security, protecting the high-value pay-TV business with advanced content protection and encryption set-top box security management technologies and services. The Kudelski portfolio includes IP covering everything from cellular devices needing the highest levels of security to IP for size/cost constrained devices requiring PSA or SESIP Level 3 certification. Kudelski IoT enables semiconductor manufacturers to easily integrate its Secure IP blocks with SoC lifecycle support such as JTAG and Secure Debug capabilities, and support for Secure Boot using only a very small footprint. Kudelski IoT has a full offer to integrate security through the entire value chain and does not stop at only providing the security enclave itself. Through Kudelski Lab IoT Center of Excellence services, the company also provides additional tools and services for SoC and device manufacturers to manage the lifecycle of the SoC and devices, including Threat Analysis and Risk Assessments (TARA), security and architecture design review, SoC and device evaluation for certification pre-evaluation (SESIP Level 3, CSPN). Secure IP can be used in combination with Kudelski IoT keySTREAM to manage the device lifecycle and provide a fully secure chip-to-cloud experience for its customers. This includes personalization, key provisioning in the factory as well as in the field, secure firmware updates, and attestation, from design of the IoT solution to refurbishment. As a result, Kudelski IoT fully supports the creation of secure and sustainable products that protect new business models, corporate reputation and regulatory compliance.

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