cyber security

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Security Regulations and the Public/Private Relationship

By AJ Shipley Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a cyber-security bill and sent it on to the Senate.  This got me thinking, what is government’s role in regulating the security requirements of our nation’s critical infrastructure?  Security's primary goal is to establish a trusted relationship and protect people, products, and services from un-authorized or malicious intent.  When…

Embedded Device Security: Information Assurance and Cyber Security

By Marc Brown Security is a heavily overloaded term, meaning different things to different people. In the embedded systems world, news on security is often about Stuxnet or similar attacks where an enemy can control devices remotely and shut them down, make them behave abnormally, or worse, cause equipment failure and destruction.  In the enterprise world there is news of…

The new front in cyber warfare: embedded systems

At the recent Take Down Conference, a scheduled talk on security vulnerabilities in SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems was cancelled due to direct requests from the Department of Homeland Security and Siemens (CNET - "SCADA hack talk canceled after U.S., Siemens request" . The request was made because the details of the vulnerabilities and the exploits associated with…