Automotive development tools from TASKING support embedded IT security from ESCRYPT

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Automotive development tools from TASKING support embedded IT security from ESCRYPT

Altium TASKING Automotive Development tools now support the host-side integration of ESCRYPT's security software CycurHSM. Automobile manufacturers and suppliers can thus easily and cost-effectively implement a safety concept qualified from compiler to security software in accordance with ASIL-D.

Nowadays, the fast, productive development of complex, highly specialized applications is a decisive premise for embedded systems, process architectures and software platforms in the automotive sector. This especially applies to the configuration and compilation of security applications. Only if the vehicle systems are adequately protected against unauthorized access and manipulation their functional safety concept can be adequately guaranteed.

ESCRYPT’s CycurHSM is specifically aimed at microcontrollers with an integrated, physically encapsulated hardware security module (HSM) - e.g. Infineon Tricore/Aurix, STMicroelectronics Chorus or Renesas RH850. The embedded security software ensures "freedom from interference" (up to ASIL-D) in safety-critical systems and provides the necessary API interfaces (CSAI, SHE emulation, AUTOSAR CryptoDriver). CycurHSM is now qualified for the TASKING development enviroment, whose tools are optimized for safety-critical real-time applications and support the same hardware platforms. This simplifies the needs-based adaptation of IT security functions to the individual requirements of the vehicle control unit and the E/E architecture and shortens turnaround times.

Automotive suppliers and OEMs can thus use the TASKING development environment to quickly and cost-effectively qualify their systems to an ASIL-D safety concept. CycurHSM then performs the necessary IT security functions in the microcontroller’s hardware security module, such as data encryption and authentication, secure booting, flashing and debugging or runtime manipulation detection.

As Florian Süßmair, Product Marketing Manager Global TASKING Business elaborates: "The applications developed with our tools are intended to produce control units and vehicle systems that are safe in every respect. It is therefore only logical to include the IT security functions directly in the development process."

Raimund Stampa, Product Manager CycurHSM at ESCRYPT, concurs: “For many of our customers who work with TASKING development environments, the seamless integration of IT security measures into their systems will now become even easier - and by a considerable margin."

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