Arm has partnered with test labs Brightsight, CAICT, Riscure, and UL, along with consultants from Prove&Run, to implement the PSA Certified program. This program offers independent security testing for the IoT development and device maker community. In essence, the testing will establish a standard for the security and authenticity of data collected from IoT devices. According to Arm, 70 percent of the world’s population uses Arm devices. The testing is available now for silicon vendors, operating system vendors, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Several developers and device makers have already certified at level one of the program. The following article explains more about the program and how it works.
After the highly publicized Mirai botnet attack in 2016, it became clear that a lot of IoT vendors pay little attention to security. To deal with this oversight, Arm is launching certification testing for the ecosystem of Arm-based devices using its Platform Security Architecture. The aim is to enhance consumer trust by making IoT devices more secure and continue advancing toward the goal of a trillion connected devices.