All posts by Daniel Bartz

EBV Technology FAE Identification and Security. With many years of experience in the smart card business I support EBV customers with all their NFC design and embedded security needs.

If you’re an electronics developer designing IoT or other connected applications you will know two things: Firstly, fast-time-to-market is a key to success. Secondly, security is a complex feature to implement, however it’s of great importance. Another truth you probably are aware of is that a vast amount of devices currently on the market compromise security for more competitive retail price and quicker release. With the rising number of cyber-attacks system designers will need to rethink their security structures and implement advanced security features while meeting strict development deadlines. InRead More
Windows Device Guard
We received a lot of feedback from small and medium sized enterprise (SME) customers who are looking for ways to protect company-owned computers, machines and PCs/laptops against the increasing number of threats in the interconnected security landscape. Therefore we have recently published an article on Windows Device Guard and the powerful features of Microsoft’s security tool. In this post we will take a look at the effort you will have to take to implement and make use of Device Guard. Modern malicious attacks are getting more and more of aRead More
Android Smartphone
Business emails, private photos and important documents – users tend to store sensitive data on their smartphones creating the need for privacy and security solutions on the devices. Therefore Apple and Google protect your data with full disk encryption (FDE) on iOS and Android products. This protection of all data stored on our phones is usually achieved by using a passcode which you need to enter to unlock the device. To the user the solutions of Apple and Google appear very similar. On both systems it is possible to setRead More
Mercedes-Benz E-Class, KEYLESS-GO Paket
Just a couple weeks ago we described how digital keys equipped with crypto hardware could be used to secure the communication between all kinds of locks and devices. However instead of adding safety modern car keys are often a security risk if the vehicles are equipped with technology for “keyless go”. This feature enables the owner to open a vehicle while leaving the key in the pocket and even start the car without getting it out. Now that’s comfy – for you and for thieves. The reason is the wayRead More
BMW i8 Key
With the connected car we not just open up new possibilities for the owners but also for hackers and thieves. Car hack’s like the one of a Jeep or BMW’s connected drive have proofed that modern vehicles often lag appropriate security technology. Among the main vulnerabilities are smartphones which are commonly used to access the car, start it remotely or locate it via apps. In order to add additional security and prevent hacker attacks the implementation of crypto hardware into the system would be an effective solution. The software developmentRead More
Windows Device Guard & TPM
Security hardware and software go hand in hand these days. Sure, for some less important things ensuring privacy by only using software will be sufficient but when it comes to enterprise level sensitive information you really need to throw some physical components in the mix to get a good result. One of the main challenges for IT-departments is to keep the devices and computers of employees and within the company safe and in order. To do so, control over which applications can run and which can’t is essential. With WindowsRead More
embedded security
In one of our recent blog articles some weeks ago, we issued IT security for embedded systems. An issue that semiconductor manufacturers are targeting for years already. Security hardware components are deployed in personal computers for many year to secure sensitive data such as security keys, certificates and passwords. The latest press release from Infineon Technologies perfectly fits in this picture. The EBV partner announced that the world’s leading PC manufacturer Lenevo will count on Infineon’s embedded security solutions and will equip the new Lenovo ThinkPad® notebooks with the OPTIGA™Read More
Hacker IT Cyber Security
Whenever we talk about the IoT we also need to talk about cyber security. For developers and engineers it’s a challenge to protect services and products in two ways. Firstly, security technology is complex and needs to find a fine balance between protection and affordability. The second aspect is to make the security measures as easy to handle for customers as possible. The last one might be even more tricky than most of us have thought. Even setting a password to protect sensitive data is too much for many users.Read More