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GEON Firmware Encryption

The GEON Firmware Encryption protects the confidentiality and integrity of firmware or of software and related data.

Software often contains valuable IP. The GEON Firmware Encryption:
  • Protects confidentiality and integrity of firmware or software and related data.
  • Denies easy access to binary code thus impairing reverse engineering efforts which increase costs and effort for discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • Protects against device cloning. 
Feature Highlights
  • Requires Secure Boot (or firmware encryption becomes pointless).
  • Secures externally and internally stored firmware.
  • Zero boot time overhead.
  • Zero hardware gate count overhead versus Secure Boot (with appropriate choice of algorithms / hardware accelerators).
  • Requires on-chip storage of secret (key).
  • Can be used in combination with the GEON HSM and the GEON Side Channel resistance / mitigations.
  • Many cryptographic algorithms supported, including AES-GCM, AES + HMAC...
  • Any SoC with a processor
  • Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Critical Infrastructure
  • Automotive, Industrial
  • Connected devices, IoT, 5G

The GEON SoC Security Platform
The GEON SoC Security Platform comprises of multiple security functions that share common hardware logic and accelerators wherever possible. This way adding additional security function may have only negligible impact on power and gate count. For example, cryptographic hardware accelerators, secret (key) storage, protection mechanisms, random number generator, etc., are shared among all implemented GEON security functions.
The GEON SoC Security Suite includes the following security functions:
Device is either Secure or Not Secure given Security Assumptions and Threat Model. Effective security requires understanding of the likely attacks, exposure of the device and severity of consequences so that the effort can be spent where it matters most.
Beyond works with clients determining pragmatic Threat Model with focus on denying high impact and high likelihood threats first.

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