A secure system relies on well-designed hardware. The massive integration of billions of individual devices into single components makes it difficult to accurately assess hardware vulnerabilities. To address this, IOActive operates a 5,000 square-foot lab equipped with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB), confocal optical imaging equipment, and a variety of analytical tools.
IOActive has developed proprietary techniques to ensure accurate, cost-effective reverse engineering of integrated circuits and electronic systems, including embedded software and firmware.
Embedded Device Security Analysis
Whether or not your device contains an embedded operating system or merely confidential logic, odds are you’ve made a substantial investment in intellectual property that needs to be safeguarded.
IOActive experts will dissect the physical and logical security of your device to identify weaknesses. We will identify vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to retrieve confidential data or subvert the device for unauthorized use or malicious attack.
Physical Attack Resistance
Software isn’t always the easiest point of entry anymore, particularly for attackers who understand hardware. Secure systems require semiconductors that are attack resistant. Whether your security model relies on mask ROMs, fusing, One-Time Programmable (OTP) memories, secure bootloaders, or crypto-coprocessors, IOActive can help you. Our experts will work with you to test and design hardware, software, and logical countermeasures, without unduly impacting cost or schedule.
Low Level Device Firmware & Driver Assessment
Applications and operating systems communicate with physical devices through device drivers and firmware. Attackers can exploit these special classes of software to subvert and compromise your hardware.
IOActive has developed specialized toolsets and methodologies to uncover vulnerabilities related to device drivers and firmware. Our experts will work with you to understand the risks associated with these software classes and protect your hardware.