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GlobalPlatform publishes new protection profile for Microcontroller Units (MCUs) to simplify IoT security & certification

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published a new protection profile for Microcontroller Units (MCUs), to help IoT component and device manufacturers to build, certify and launch secure technologies and services.
The document is the latest update to GlobalPlatform’s Security Certification Programme and defines a set of security objectives and requirements for an MCU, to answer to a specific level of protection and robustness, so solution providers can effectively manage risk and demonstrate the trustworthiness of products, in line with regulations.
Adoption of MCU technology
Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director at GlobalPlatform, said “Adoption of MCU technology is growing rapidly in IoT, as device makers and solution providers seek out increasingly flexible solutions that can deliver a set level of security.”
Gil Bernabeu adds, “By aligning our protection profile with Common Criteria EAL2+, GlobalPlatform…