embedded device security

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Improving Embedded Device Security: Adopt Comprehensive Lifecycle Support

By Bill Graham Security is constantly evolving as threats change over time. As a device becomes popular (Stuxnet targeted the market-leading PLC) or exists in the market longer, it becomes more susceptible to attack. Many devices in the past were not designed to be field programmable or accept updates without significant modifications. Those days are gone. Devices today must be…

Improving Embedded Device Security: Securing the Applications

By Bill Graham Modern embedded devices are much more than small-scale dedicated systems with a single mode of operation. In fact, embedded systems can host several different functions and typically are evolved and expanded over time. The rise of multi-application embedded devices, partitioned and multi-OS systems implies an increase in the number of applications and updates, changes and installation of…

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…