Exploring cybersecurity challenges through technical resource hub

08-01-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser delves into the complex world of cybersecurity, encouraging and urging engineers to stay informed on the emerging design challenges in this critical domain. Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field, with a continuous influx of threats and vulnerabilities emerging every day.

In today's interconnected world, integrating security at the foundational level of design is essential. Biometric authentication and AI can enhance identification accuracy across consumer devices and industrial systems housing highly sensitive data. The company recognises the importance of cybersecurity and has produced a comprehensive security resource centre that supplies in-depth articles, eBooks, and blogs that examine practical tips for embedded system security and address security concerns associated with 5G and Industry 4.0.

The company's technical team analyses the wide landscape of security, from authentication to smart homes, so engineers of all professions can acquire useful insights from industry leaders who are domain experts. Many systems are wirelessly connected and becoming even more integrated, making them an attractive target for cyber-attacks, but the company and its partners collaborated to supply trusted resources that can prevent and block potential risks. With this all-in-one hub, customers will have products, guides, and more to support them in their cybersecurity projects.

The company stocks the industry's widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, including the following solutions for security applications:

Microchip Technology SHA105 Authentication IC is developed to provide 128 bits of symmetric security targeted for disposable and ecosystem control applications, and it is ideal as a companion device. The authentication IC supplies comprehensive security measures against attacks and strong physical protection mechanisms against invasive attacks. Applications include host-side authentication support for disposables and accessory authentication, ecosystem control, and anti-cloning.

Analog Devices' MAX66250 EEPROM Secure Authenticator incorporates a FIPS 202-compliant Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) with a secure EEPROM and a core set of cryptographic tools derived from integrated blocks. This device communicates over an RF interface compliant with ISO/IEC 15693 and is ideal for applications like medical tools, NFC-enabled embedded systems, asset tracking, and more.

NXP Semiconductors EdgeLock SE050 Plug and Trust Secure Element Family offers enhanced Common Criteria EAL 6+ and FIPS 140-2 certified security, providing strong protection against attack scenarios and an expanded feature set for a broad range of IoT use cases. This out-of-the-box secure element for IoT devices provides an IC-level root of trust. It has many use cases, from supporting the Matter standard to secure cloud onboarding. The Trust Secure Element family is ideal for industrial applications, EV chargers, smart cities, and IoT applications.

STMicroelectronics STSAFE-A110 Authentication IC is a highly secure solution that acts as a secure element, supplying authentication and secure data management services to a local or remote host. It supports various security features, including authentication, secure-channel key establishment, signature verification, and symmetric keys. It can also be ported to various general-purpose MCU or CPU.

Swissbit iShield Key Hardware Authenticators protect users against online attacks like phishing, social engineering, and account takeover. It provides simple, secure, and flexible authentication to replace weak password-based authentication and security keys with a single chip for increased security. This plug-and-play product is ready to use with hundreds of FIDO2/U2F-enabled services, including Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, and more.

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By Seb Springall