Welcome To 6 Minutes Of Security


Yet another blog on security! Oh, wait, this is hardware security – and trust. While secure hardware should be free from vulnerabilities in general, I use the term trust to refer to the belief that a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) or integrated circuit (IC) is free from malicious, intentionally inserted vulnerabilities. Hardware security is on the rise. The media is helping. ... » read more

Hardware Security: A Critical Piece Of The Cybersecurity Puzzle


Cybersecurity is a critical foundation of our rapidly expanding digital world spanning hardware and software that powers everything from our personal devices to the global infrastructure. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in many security domains, especially in maturing secure software development processes. So far, hardware security has received limited attention, howeve... » read more

Measurable Hardware Security With Mitre CWEs


In this new white paper, you will learn how MITRE’s new hardware of Common Weakness Enumerations (CWE) can assist the development team in threat modeling and security validation. Here is a 5-steps CWE validation process to significantly save time, resources, and money on FPGA, ASIC, and SoC design. Click here to continue reading. » read more

Reducing Hardware Security Risk


In today’s world, hackers, computer viruses and cyber-terrorists are making headlines almost daily. Security has become a priority in all aspects of life, and most importantly, of our businesses. Recently hackers have been targeting the heart of our most complex systems, the Application Specific ICs (ASICs) and Systems on Chips (SoCs) that run them. The risk associated with these devices i... » read more

Do You Trust Your IP Supplier?


How much do you trust your IP supplier, regardless of whether IP was developed in-house or by a third-party provider? And what implications does it have a system integrator? These are important questions that many companies are beginning to ask. Today, there are few methods, other than documentation, that provide the necessary information. The software industry may be ahead of the hardware i... » read more