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Ask the Expert - Cyber Security with Infineon

In this edition of Ask the Expert, we continue the theme of Cyber Security. Joining us again is Graham Smith from Infineon.

With cyber security being a fundamental element of IoT devices and Industry 4.0 applications, it's interesting to learn more about the building blocks of applications and what needs to be understood at the IC level. Here we discuss how engineers need to consider the security of the chips they are using.


  1. What do we mean from a chip context when we discuss Cyber Security? Answer
  2. So how do companies know what they should be designing towards? Answer
  3. What are the main requirements for designing a secure device? Answer
  4. What is a PSoC 64 for those that don’t already know, and what benefits does it bring for users looking to design a secure IoT application? Answer
  5. What are the main differences between PSA levels? Answer 
  6. Regarding the Optiga Trust M products, you mentioned that they can be simply added to applications to provide the start of the Chain of Trust. Infineon also mentions they provide secured, fast, and easy access to any major cloud service provider thanks to pre-personalized certificates.A pre-personalized turnkey solution”, could you explain more on this? Answer
  7. Optiga Trust M offers a wide range of security features, but which range of applications are we looking at, is it consumer through to industrial? Answer
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