Enabling safety and trust for software-defined vehicles

ESCRYPT CycurSoC

Since January 1, 2023, automotive cybersecurity solutions from ESCRYPT have been offered under the ETAS brand. Read more.

Enabling safety and trust for software-defined vehicles

Electrification, autonomous driving, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems are driving the emergence of powerful on-vehicle computing platforms. The key central component of each of these platforms is a microprocessor-based system-on-chip (SoC). These SoC platforms are enabling the vehicle E/E architecture evolution from traditional distributed ECUs to a more centralized domain architecture. Advanced E/E architectures host powerful software functionality that enhances customers’ experience and increases automation. These benefits are, however, accompanied by newly-introduced cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats.

ESCRYPT CycurSoC – Your Optimized SoC cybersecurity solution

ESCRYPT CycurSoC is an embedded cybersecurity software solution for contemporary and future SoC-based automotive ECUs. Designed for automotive security use cases, it provides a complete set of security building blocks for heterogenous SoC architectures utilizing an HSM core and any other SoC CPU cores. The security solution is optimized for efficiency with minimal impact on available system resources.

While supporting open and standardized interfaces (e.g., SHE+, AUTOSAR Classic and Adaptive), it is flexible and integrable with different embedded technology solutions, including virtual machines and various host environments.

Your benefits with ESCRYPT CycurSoC

  • User friendly
    Can be seamlessly integrated in automotive ECUs
  • Fast
    Allows to be easily integrated with POSIX and real time operating systems
  • Comprehensive
    Encapsulates all required security functions needed to satisfy all OEM automotive security requirements
  • Quality and reliability
    Is being developed to high quality standards (ASPICE, ISO-21434 CSMS, ISO-26262 ASIL B)
  • Secure
    Offers a powerful hardware/software co-design platform for customer-specific applications with high-performance cryptographic demands
  • Flexible
    Can be configured to meet automotive customers’ specific needs
  • Implements security functionality that is critical to the creation of a security enclave on the HSM core or TEE host
  • Offers cryptographic protocols and algorithms to the application
  • Helps to effectively fulfill complex automotive OEM security requirements, while ensuring a smooth integration into the overall system architecture
  • Retains integrity of data and functionality to achieve reliability , safety and data protection
  • Is abstracted from the requirements of an OEM and the underlying silicon, thus enabling sourcing one security solution that fits all and saves on cost
  • CMAC and HMAC
  • Hashing
  • Key derivation
  • TRNG and PRNG
  • Digital signature algorithms; ECDSA, EdDSA, RSA
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption
  • Authenticated encryption and decryption
  • SHE+ support
  • Key exchange algorithms; ECDH, ECDHE, ECBD
  • Key wrapping and transport
  • Key encapsulation mechanism (KEM)
  • Key storage management and trust management
  • Certificate handling
    • Parsing
    • Signing request
    • Revocation and CRL handling
    • Chain verification
  • Secure storage of data and keys in external flash
  • Secure access
  • Establish trusted channel amongst different cores on the SoC
  • Support for E/E architectures with large number of keys
  • Support for multi-CPU tenancy
  • Support for virtualized environment
  • Responsive operations in multi-CPU use cases
  • HSM lifecycle mode
  • Support for secure boot, trusted boot, authenticated boot and other boot modes
  • Trust anchor based on signatures
  • Runtime manipulation detection
  • Integration with TEE operating systems
  • Establish trusted channel between trust zone and other cores on the SoC
  • Automotive grade security functionality, supporting trusted applications (TA) and the non-secure world