Hack this: secure embedded systems

Friday, 23 July 2004, 3:35 PM EST

Five years ago, billions of embedded systems moved into the spotlight as pundits predicted Y2K failures that would disrupt manufacturing, power distribution, transportation, communications, water purification, cash dispensing, and weapon systems, among a multitude of other disasters. Governments and private companies around the globe spent thousands of man-hours and billions of dollars to analyze and update embedded firmware to successfully avert potential catastrophe. These same embedded devices now face new enemies from the growing number of hackers and terrorists attempting to create similar disruptions, force unplanned operation, or extract private information. This new reality places security concerns at the top of the priority list for any new embedded-system design.

By Warren Webb at EDN.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Nov 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //