At the risk of a bit of ‘vanity blogging’, CPU Tech has just published an article in the IEEE Journal for Security and Privacy. IEEE members can access the article for free, or the abstract and purchase information can be reached at this link.
The article provides little new insight or information to current users or potential users of the Acalis Secure Processor. The article talks about some of the challenges with the micron-level insertion of Anti-Tamper and other security feature circuits into modern electronics: the security can be proven in hardware testing, but the application of the security is now heavily reliant on the reliability and testability of the embedded firmware and software used to set the security configurations.
This leads to and highlights the Supply Chain security problems discussed previously on this blog, and highlighted this week in a Wall Street Journal article on new provisions in the Senate Defense Authorization Act.