Embedded security by design

Embedded security by design

Data protection and how to prevent data breaches on embedded systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing as more and more devices are being connected to the Internet. If you’re wondering whether the electronic devices of well-known brands can be hacked or not, the answer to this question is very straightforward: unfortunately, yes. These devices can create vulnerabilities within an organization’s network.


Risk & potential impact

Hacking can take place via USB ports, debug channels, or other communication slots of the device. Furthermore, the OS of the device and the external memory of the processor are also potential means of hacking.

The impact of this should not be underestimated. Through directed and intensified communication overload – DDoS, the device can lose its connection and even stop performing its main tasks. Devices can send out the wrong data and open access to the customers’ network, hence giving access to their owners’ private data.


Security by design

Through implementing security on the lowest embedded level, Psicontrol has enabled major companies to create trustful devices that are better protected against a wide range of potential cybersecurity threats.

Security by design allows one to implement features such as anti-copy, anti-tampering of data, preventing the threat of DDoS at no extra product cost.

IEC-62443-4-1 certificate

IEC 62443-4-1 certified

At the end of 2023, we successfully obtained the IEC 62443-4-1 certificate. After a thorough audit of all our processes by the certification company TÜV Nord, it was determined that our secure development lifecycle meets all the requirements set out by the IEC 62443-4-1 security standard. This secure development lifecycle enables us to integrate security into the design of your products.

By showing a strong commitment to cybersecurity, we aim to ensure we’re ready to catch the next challenging cybersecurity waves and help our customers comply with emerging cybersecurity legislation.

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