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VxWorks MILS-based Systems Moving From Lab to Deployment

VxWorks MILS-based Systems Moving From Lab to Deployment

By Paul Parkinson In a recent blog post, 'Security in the Internet of Things', Paul Chen discussed the importance of security in the Internet of Things (IoT), and how Wind River had recently released two new versions of the VxWorks MILS Platform, which can be used for securing critical infrastructure. Paul also mentioned that the VxWorks MILS Platform 3.0.0.1 is…
Security in the Internet of Things

Security in the Internet of Things

By Paul Chen Wind River, with Intel and McAfee, is driving the Internet of Things. With “things” - devices and systems - interconnected to provide enhanced services enabled by increased data and adaptive analytics, it’s clear that “security is paramount and failure is not an option.” AJ Shipley, in his blog entry “European Utility Week 2013: Critical Infrastructure Security,” outlines…
European Utility Week 2013: Critical Infrastructure Security

European Utility Week 2013: Critical Infrastructure Security

By AJ Shipley Wind River, Intel, and McAfee recently wrapped up a trip to European Utility Week 2013 in Amsterdam.  Security was a consistent theme across the convention sessions and around the exhibition floor; it’s a topic that everyone knows is incredibly important, but is not entirely sure how to properly address. What I find most interesting when I talk…
What is Needed for a Modern User Interface?

What is Needed for a Modern User Interface?

By Stephen Olson I am astounded at the transformation of the user interface in recent history.  The latest trends including facial recognition for authentication, gester technology both visually and with accelerometers in the device to describe a symbol to the device for authentication.  But each time these innovations come about, we should ask the question:  Is it all really necessary?…

Securing Critical Infrastructure with MILS

By Paul Chen On February 12, the White House released the Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21), Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. The DHS website describes PPD-21 as “advancing a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure.” Sixteen different critical infrastructure sectors are identified, including: Chemical, Communications, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare and Public Health, Food and…

Industrial Automation and the Cloud

By Alexander Damisch We’re hearing so much about the cloud lately – and I get asked often what cloud computing means in the context of industrial automation and about the benefits delivered, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my thoughts on the cloud as it pertains to industrial automation.  It's a topic I recently covered in a Q&A session for…

Wind River and Android – 5 great years, with many more to come

By Dan Noal It was 5 years ago this week that I got an email from our CEO who had just met with Andy Rubin and Rich Miner at the Googleplex. Google had invited us to talk privately and confidentially about what would become Android.  Other companies were already on board, and they asked us to join the small group of…

Beyond the Smart Grid: Intelligent Energy

By Jeff Fortin This past week I was at DistribuTECH 2012 and was able to see firsthand how companies supplying to the energy market are responding to Smart Grid requirements and adapting to the market needs that the Smart Grid is creating. There was a diverse array of companies in attendance demonstrating their interpretation of the future of energy --…

Wind River Discusses Security and Safety Offerings with ICC Media

By Amanda Lowe At IPC/SPS/Drives in November, Alexander Damisch, Wind River's Director, Industrial Solutions, sat down for an interview with ICC Media to discuss our recent collaborations with Wurldtech and ISaGRAF.  Click on the video link below to learn more about the latest offerings.    Continue reading >>

SPS/IPC/Drives, Security and Safety

By Alexander Damisch The annual SPS/IPC/Drives event was held in Nuremberg last week, this event brings together the global leaders in automation space, including Bachmann, KW Software, ABB, Siemens, Rockwell, Yaskawa and Schneider Electric to name a few! Some key themes emanating at the event included: innovation, energy efficiency, machine-to-machine, security and safety. Wind River made several exciting announcements at this year’s…