Micron Authenta – Protection for IoT Devices at the Lowest Layers
As Micron describes it: “Authenta™ technology provides a unique level of protection for the lowest layers of Internet of Things (IoT) device software—starting with the boot process. Utilizing existing standard flash memory sockets, developers can strengthen system-level cybersecurity without adding additional hardware components, leading to a more affordable and robust IoT solution.”
TrustiPhi worked closely Micron during the development of Authenta, a next-generation security technology that is integrated into flash memory chips. Authenta answers a fundamental question of trusted computing:
“Is this device compromised?”
It’s a very important point. Nation-states and organized crime will focus intensely on compromising IoT endpoints, from security cameras to control (SCADA and/or DER) systems and smart meters for the energy sector, not to mention the ubiquitous video doorbells.
Authenta has security features built natively in flash memory, enabling advanced system-level protection with hardware roots of trust, without adding any new hardware components.
Low Total Cost of Ownership
Scalable to even small embedded devices, Authenta helps lowers total cost to implement and manage strong security and defense-in-depth strategies.
Make Security a Differentiator for IoT Endpoint Products
Authenta introduces the unique concept of a data asset that plays an integral role in its own security. Authenta can support new feature benefits – even new business models – for endpoint products.