At today’s MWC event today, Samsung has announced a number of new security measures that the company plans on implementing in its devices, and has explained how it secured private and confidential user data in previous years until now.
Samsung has partnered with some of the world’s leading tech companies such as Android and Cisco to offer better security for Samsung devices in the entire Galaxy ecosystem. Samsung Knox Vault protects the Galaxy S21 series devices with a Knox Vault processor, which shields sensitive data from physical attacks. Knox Vault Storage which securely isolates and secures data to protect it against unauthorized access. A new Security Protocol and software connects these two elements together that makes it even more resilient to these types of cyber attacks, hacks and malware.
Samsung has also said that it offers true end-to-end encryption during the entire development cycle. The company is also committed to providing security patches to “most of its devices”, including up to 5 years of security patches of Galaxy Enterprise Edition. This however depends on the model, and the frequency might also only be monthly or quarterly.
Samsung also provides real-time kernel protection against threats at the system level. This ensures that the device is protected upon restarts and fresh boots. The company has partnered with IBM to customize encryption keys for businesses for more safety and to fit individual business needs.
Samsung also began working with the German government and its information security agencies; BSI, T Security, BDR and Federal ministries to store electronic eIDs such as passports and driver’s license information.
Many of these new features are built into the newest and latest Galaxy S21 series devices, Samsung also found it worth mentioning that its also part of Android Enterprise Recommended program and Google Play Protect to safeguard devices from malware and threats.