Lightning Talk: CyaSSL, Embedded Security for Devices


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View slides from Larry Stefonic’s lightning talk on CyaSSL, the yaSSL Embedded Web Server, and some fun stuff yaSSL has recently done. To learn more about yaSSL products or the CyaSSL embedded SSL library, visit

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Lightning Talk: CyaSSL, Embedded Security for Devices

  1. 1. Embedded Security for Devices (206) 369-4800
  2. 2. Talk Outline1. CyaSSL Embedded SSL Library - Basic Information - Whats Different? - Cipher Suites, Environments, TLS 1.2 - Secure Memcache - Secure Firmware Updates2. yaSSL Embedded Web Server3. Fun yaSSL projects - CyaSSL on a GPU - CyaSSL in Use - Porting CyaSSL to Android - CyaSSL support for OpenWrt © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  3. 3. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibraryBasic Information Project Genesis C-language based SSL Library Targeted at embedded and RTOS environments Focused on size and speed optimization Supports all industry standards Highly Portable Dual Licensed (GPLv2 and Commercial) Single source base, same dev team since 2004 Where do we fit in the SSL ecosystem? Up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  4. 4. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibraryWhats different about CyaSSL? Standards up to TLS 1.2, DTLS Minimum size of 30-100 kB Runtime Memory 5-50 kB Simple API OpenSSL Compatibility Layer Hardware optimization, including AES-NI, various assembly packs. © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  5. 5. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibraryCipher suitesMD2, MD4, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-512, RIPEMD -------DES, 3DES, AES, ARC4, RABBIT, HC-128 ---------RSA, DSS, DH NTRU -------------------------------------------HMAC, PBKDF2 -----------------------------------------Or add your own! © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  6. 6. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibrarySupported Environments: Works without an OS Works with an OS Portability is a priority for usWin32/64, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, ThreadX, VxWorks,FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenWRT, iPhone (iOS),Nintendo Wii and Gamecube through DevKitPro, QNX, MontaVista, OpenCL,NonStop, Tron/itron/microitron © Copyright 2011 yaSSL All Logos represented above are copyright of their respective owners.
  7. 7. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibraryTLS 1.2 Support Enhanced Security Less susceptible to MITM attacks One of the first SSL libraries to support TLS 1.2 CyaSSL, GnuTLS Other TLS 1.2 firsts: Browser: Opera © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  8. 8. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibrarySecure Memcache © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  9. 9. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibrarySecure Memcache - Performance © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  10. 10. CyaSSL Embedded SSL LibraryUpcoming Project: Secure Firmware Updates Digitally signing firmware is a top priority today Protect against unauthorized updates Enable files to be securely loaded onto your device Ensure against malicious filesCode sign your updates! © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  11. 11. CyaSSL Embedded SSL Library RSA Key Generation x509v3 Signed Certificate GenerationMake your own keys and be your own certificate authority...for all theright reasons. © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  12. 12. yaSSL Embedded Web ServerWhat is it? Based on the Mongoose Embedded Web Server Uses CyaSSL for SSL functionality built-in! Small size Based on customer needs © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  13. 13. yaSSL Embedded Web ServerFeatures HTTPS Support via CyaSSL Default size, with SSL enabled of less than 100 kB; 40kB without CGI, SSL, SSI, Resumed Downloads, Aliases and more! IP-based Access Control Lists GET, POST, HEAD, PUT, DELETE methodsPerfect for Embedded Environments © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  14. 14. yaSSL Embedded Web ServerSupported EnvironmentsThreadX, VxWorks, QNX, OpenWRT, Tron, iTron, Microitron, OpenCL, MontaVista,Mac OS, LinuxLicense GPL and Commercial © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  15. 15. CyaSSL on a GPU!Run your SSL on a GPU for performance gainsPorting to OpenCLHarness latent GPU power for crypto Image Copyright © 2011 NVIDIA Corporation
  16. 16. CyaSSL in Use!Some examples of how CyaSSL Embedded SSL is being used Zigbee devices connecting to the cloud Radios in forklifts Printers Sensors Telepharmacy IP Telephony Super cool video games © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  17. 17. Porting CyaSSL to AndroidJava SSL Provider (CyaSSL)Can be installed alongside existing provider © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  18. 18. CyaSSL support for OpenWrt © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
  19. 19. Thanks!http://www.yassl.comEmail: info@yassl.comPhone: (206) 369-4800 © Copyright 2011 yaSSL
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