Secure boot is a process that ensures the integrity and authenticity of firmware, operating systems, and other software components on a computer system or device.
Secure boot is a critical security feature that ensures the trustworthiness of firmware and software components on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is the process of verifying the integrity and authenticity of software components during the boot process, preventing malicious or unauthorized software from running on the device.Secure boot requires specialized security controls and technologies, such as cryptographic hashes, digital signatures, and secure bootloaders, to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. By ensuring that only trusted software runs on the device, secure boot helps protect against cyber attacks and data breaches that could compromise the privacy and security of IoT devices and the data they handle.In IoT, secure boot is particularly important due to the large number of devices that are connected to the internet and the sensitive data they handle. It is used in a wide range of applications, including industrial control systems, smart home devices, medical devices, and more, to protect against cyber attacks and ensure the secure operation of these devices.