Category: Embedded Diagnostics

The news is out! Intel today announced its Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, codenamed Purley or Skylake-EP. ASSET of course has supported this silicon since its earliest beginnings, with the SourcePoint and ScanWorks Embedded Diagnostics products. Read the full press release here: ASSET releases new benchtop and remote debugging applications for Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.
In two previous articles, I looked at the JTAG access port from a security perspective, and considered what exposure the choice of BMC operating system might have on a platform supporting At-Scale Debug. Now, let’s consider the root of all trust, the silicon itself, and see what options exist for locking it down.
Given that they are network-accessible, BMCs present an attack surface. Which operating systems are hardened enough to be secure against malicious actors?
ASSET was recently awarded a multi-year contract for embedding boundary-scan test technology within a military system design. This meets a requirement of greater than 92% structural test diagnostic accuracy in-system, and will save millions of dollars over the lifespan of the system.
Security through obscurity is not a meaningful means to mitigate malevolent attacks. With the greater forensics capabilities offered by At-Scale Debug (ASD), how are platforms protected?
Now that At-Scale Debug (ASD) is becoming a de facto standard on Intel designs for the remote execution of CScripts, what other applications can take advantage of this technology?