device security

Is Heartbleed the inevitable result of open source software?

Is open source software safe to deploy? Damien Choizit has written a thoughtful opinion piece in Software Development Times in the aftermath of the Heartbleed OpenSSL debacle. He writes, “the question on everyone’s mind is, ‘What does this mean for open-source software development?’ The truth of the matter is, Heartbleed wasn’t the real problem. Rather, it was with how we current ...[Read More]

Embedded Device Security

Cyber security is one of the most critical topics for today’s embedded development teams.Security guru, Bruce Schneier, recently wrote in Wired Magazine about how vulnerable our connected devices really are. “These embedded computers are riddled with vulnerabilities, and there’s no good way to patch them.”In related news Symantec has discovered a new Linux worm that appears to be ...[Read More]

Are security issues lurking in your embedded device?

s embedded and machine to machine (M2M) devices evolve, new issues are rapidly emerging that affect both legacy systems and those being planned. Network security is one of those. Malicious attacks on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control and smart grid networks are a major concern. Recently the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security team noted that there ...[Read More]