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oSEC7 ARM TrustZone for Cortex-M based devices

  • Understand the ARM v8-M architecture and its security features
  • Learn about ARMv8-M Memory Protection mechanism enhancement
  • Configuring the Security Attribution unit
  • How to manage Security access faults
  • How to build and debug a secure and non-secure software
Course environment
  • Students will be given access to a shared filesystem to save and share their work.
  • PDF course material
  • The labs will use a ARM Cortex-M33 based board
  • Programming skills: Some programming experience, particularly in C
  • Basic knowledge of ARM Cortex-M implementations
  • Basic understanding of Security Algorithms and Secure coding

First Day
ARM Architecture and Security
  • Overview of ARM TrustZone technology
  • TrustZone Architecture
    • Overview of the TrustZone architecture
    • TrustZone-enabled processors and their features
    • Secure world and non-secure world
  • TrustZone security
    • Overview of TrustZone security model
    • TrustZone-enabled Cortex-M
  • Secure Software Design Considerations
ARMv8-M Memory Protection
  • Memory types
  • Access order
  • Memory barriers, self-modifying code
  • Memory protection overview, ARM v8 PMSA
  • Cortex-M33 MPU and bus faults
  • Region overview, memory type and access control
  • Setting up the MPU
Exercise:  Use the MPU to protect an area of memory against unintended access
Cortex-M TrustZone
  • TrustZone-enabled Cortex-M processors and their features
  • Security states
  • Register banking between security states
  • Stacks and security states
  • Security Extension and exceptions
  • Secure and Non-Secure states interactions
  • Exceptions and the Security Extension
    • Handling Secure Exceptions
    • Handling Non-Secure Exceptions while in the Secure state
    • Returning from a Non-Secure exception to the Secure state
  • The Security Attribution Unit (SAU)
  • The Implementation Defined Attribution Unit (IDAU)
  • Debugging TrustZone-enabled Cortex-M processors
Exercise:  Implementing a minimal secure monitor
Exercise:  Programming and Debugging a TrustZone application example