IAR Systems delivers ‘Security Made Simple’

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Earlier this year, the European Commission introduced a proposal for a new Cyber Resilience Act, which obliges manufacturers to protect their internet-connected electronic products from unauthorised access at all stages of their life cycle.

IAR Systems, a supplier of software and services for embedded development, has in response developed a complete set of embedded security tools to implement cybersecurity and address the regulatory challenges at hand and in the future.

Through the company’s “Security Made Simple” methodology, IAR Embedded Security solutions like Embedded Trust and Secure Deploy will help organisations to increase their developers’ productivity and implement security best practices with little impact on existing development processes, production, and support updates for lifecycle management.

The new Cyber Resilience Act applies to all Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices which are obviously exposed to risks through their web connectivity: malevolent attackers may impact systems, enter IT or OT (Operational Technology) systems, implement ransomware, or steal critical intellectual property.

The proposed act requires harmonised rules for new products or software, a framework of cybersecurity requirements governing such as products’ planning, design, development, and maintenance along the whole value chain and an obligation to provide a duty of care for the entire product lifecycle.

IAR Systems is a founder member of the IoT Security Foundation and was substantially involved in developing the “best practices” for securing electronics devices and connected applications, which have been adopted into regulations by the UK government (DCMS), the EU (ETSI), the US (NIST) and other nations globally.

Embedded Trust and Secure Deploy, core products from the IAR Embedded Security solutions, leverages the secure hardware in microcontrollers to provide the low-level trust anchors and secure services for (I)IoT devices. The automated tools included in the platform cover multiple core security domains including integrated identity and certificate management, scalable Secure Boot Manager, secure deployment with integrated manufacturing mastering, and release management with versioning and update infrastructure. IAR Systems complements their embedded security products with extensive training and hands-on guidance for all stages in design and development.

“The IAR Embedded Security solutions incorporate our entire experience and expertise in cybersecurity – and we make this ‘Security Made Simple’ available for customers worldwide”, said Anders Holmberg, CTO at IAR Systems. “For our customers, the investment in security tools pays off quickly: While they can offer their end customers trustworthy products and applications with a fast time-to-market, they also better protect their R&D investments, and cryptographically secure their valuable intellectual property.”