Mission-critical Aerospace & Defense system designs are only as secure as their underlying hardware
The Aerospace & Defense industry depends on the reliability and security of its mission-critical systems, however outdated and time-consuming hardware security verification techniques leave applications vulnerable to increasingly complex cyberattacks. Tortuga Logic’s products streamline security review, saving the sector valuable time and resources, all while increasing the security of their final systems.
Information Assurance (IA) is the process of ensuring that confidential data and information remains protected. Red/black separation is often used to describe the importance of separating “red”, encrypted data from “black”, unclassified information to ensure proper functional isolation has been created between red and black domains.
Information Assurance is an extremely tedious task that requires manual review of schematics, RTL and gate level netlists to properly enforce isolation properties. For large-scale system on chips (SoCs), manual review becomes completely intractable. Government review bodies are constantly seeking more efficient Information Assurance techniques that won’t compromise the confidence or quality of the review.
Issues related to trust in the semiconductor supply chain span across every stage of the design, development and manufacturing process. However, third party intellectual property cores, overseas assembly and potential rogue employees make trust verification for a modern semiconductor design an extremely challenging and daunting task.
By employing advanced security verification techniques, critical security properties of the design can be easily validated to ensure any malicious tampering will not violate or interfere with system security. Incorrectly tackling these system requirements during the design lifecycle can lead to disastrous breaches further down the line.