NXM Demonstrates Security Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

October 22, 2019 Rich Nass

Autonomous vehicles are clearly in the spotlight. The computer power that’s required to make this a reality is enormous, but thankfully we’re nearing that point. Before such vehicles actually hit the streets in a mainstream kind of way, there’s a key point of contention—security. The number of bad things that can occur in an autonomous vehicle comprise a lengthy list, so the security needs to be sorted out ASAP.

To that end, NXM Labs recently demonstrated its Autonomous Security, which brings crypto agility to PSA Certified Level 1. Autonomous Security is a software-based solution that enables IoT devices, obviously including cars, to manage their own security without any human intervention. It operates in an Arm-based environment, one that many embedded developers are quite comfortable with. That also allows for scalable solutions, so developers can configure a platform that specifically suits their needs.

Such an automated process takes humans, and human error, out of the equation. To ensure data privacy, NXM automatically bifurcates machine-generated data from personally identifiable information, giving the OEM the option of storing data in compliance with privacy regulations, including GDPR and California's latest IoT security laws. If a device's security is compromised, the system can reset a device's encryption keys allowing the device to resume normal operation with restored security.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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