Samsung offers Hardware Chip and Software for utmost Mobile Security


Samsung Electronics which happens to be a world-renowned electronics giant has introduced a turnkey mobile security solution in the form of a hardware chip and related software. And the newly developed hardware has also succeeded in obtaining Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ which happens to be the high-security level obtained by any mobile component.


Technically speaking, the silicon chip dubbed as Secure Element (SE) Chip (S3FV9RR) is hardware that offers the utmost protection for tasks such as mobile payments, isolated storage, and boot up instances with support for hardware-based Root of Trust (RoT), device authentication and secure booting. And if integrated well, it can prove as a boon in the era of mobility driven by contactless interactions.


Samsung has highlighted the fact that its new Secure Element can work independently from the regular security performances observed in the main processor. Additionally, the new solution meets the hardware security module requirements for cryptographic operations which are outlined in the upcoming operating system versions.


To strengthen its position in offering 5G devices, the electronics giant is planning to offer various technologies related to data transfer, signal processing, and mobile security. And Samsung’s Secure Element happens to be one such technology that might be packed into all Galaxy series phones from the end of this year.


Note- A similar security chip was installed in Galaxy S20 series smartphones from Feb this year and so the devices were all CC EAL 5+ certified.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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