Galaxy S20 series features Samsung’s first dedicated data security chip


The Samsung  Galaxy S20 series have an already preinstalled data security chipset. The chipset features secure key storage with CC EAL 5+ certification and dedicated security software for enhanced data protection.

“Strong security measures have become a crucial feature in today’s smart devices. They evolve into essential tools that hold the key to our personal data connected to various services. For instance, such as the cloud and financial transactions.” said Dongho Shin, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.

“Samsung has a long and proven history in security solutions. They include smart card ICs, IoT processors and other semiconductor products that require robust security. Our new turnkey SE solution for mobile devices will not only keep user data safer on the go. It will also enable new mobile applications that will greatly broaden and enrich our everyday lives.”He added.

Samsung’s new turnkey solution is a dedicated tamper-resistant strongbox that securely stores users’ confidential and cryptographic data. For example pin numbers, passwords and even crypto-currency credentials separate from the typical mobile memory such as embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS).

The element separates its memory from the main device storage to isolate the kind of confidential information it is designed to store. Samsung says that the tamper-resistant strongbox stores your passwords, PINs, and cryptocurrency credentials.

The chipset combines a microcontroller, advanced hardware-level protection and an optimized secure OS. With a CC EAL 5+ certified-hardware, the highest level received by a mobile component, and dedicated protection software, the solution ensures top-notch security assurance on mobile devices.

While current smartphones or tablets already have strong security in place to fend off possible tampering. The security-dedicated chip adds extra countermeasures to the Galaxy S20  to defend against possible attacks such as reverse engineering, power glitches and laser attacks. Making it extremely harder for others to access or copy stored confidential data. In addition, the SE solution manages failed attempts and prevents replay attacks. It only accepts the latest authentication request as a valid one.