Microchip has announced a new "cryptography-enabled" microcontroller with custom firmware to provide a solution for secure boot from SPI flash. The microcontroller protects against malicious rootkit and bootkit malware by enabling secure boot with hardware root of trust protection that complies with NIST 800-193 guidelines. For more information please see the link- Protect Against Rootkit and Bootkit Malware in Systems that Boot from External SPI Flash Memory CEPD can help secure your embedded control system using this new MCU.