Samsung launches a new security chip for its future Android Smartphones
Samsung the electronic giant is been very impressive in the electronics sector in past years. The company has multiple gadgets and electronics that are being used by us in our day to day life. The Smartphone manufacturer has also launched its flagship with the best features and specifications on board. Well as the upgrading technology and the security issues all around the globe companies are now more focused on the security management of their devices. Samsung has launched a new secure element (SE) chip to protect private and sensitive data on smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.
According to Samsung, the new security chip provides protection for smart gadgets such as smartphones and tablets when performing booting, isolated storage, mobile payment, among other applications. The security chip is dubbed as S3FV9RR and will be offered as a standalone with the security software.
The Security chip acquires Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certification. On a scale of EAL0 to EAL7 where EAL7 being the most secure.
What is the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level?
An Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) is a category ranking assigned to an IT product or system after a Common Criteria security evaluation. The level indicates to what extent the product or system was tested. A product or system must meet specific assurance requirements to achieve a particular EAL. Requirements involve design documentation, analysis, and functional or penetration testing. The highest level provides the highest guarantee that the system’s principal security features are reliably applied.
It can also be used for e-passports and cryptocurrency hardware wallets, and to support the hardware-based root of trust and device authentication. The chip is also versatile, Samsung added, as it can work independently from the security performance of a device’s main processor.