Embedded systems run most of the machines and devices that we use every day. This includes cars, microwave ovens, washing machines, coffee machines, digital cameras and mobile phones.
Machines and devices of embedded systems are architected around microcontrollers or larger microprocessors with external memory (peripherals for the most complex ones), and sometimes FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), when high-performance, determinism, and nanosecond real time are required.
All of these systems have one very important element in common – they’re programmable. This presents the second common element they all share – vulnerability of being reprogrammed with malware.
Because of growing cybersecurity risks, designers and developers of today are now focusing on creating embedded systems around processors that provide a secure boot capability that is able to validate the integrity of the software, or firmware it is running, on a systematic basis.
This is important because embedded systems are the driving force for technological development in many domains such as automotive, healthcare and industrial control in the emerging post-PC era.
As more and more computational and networked devices are integrated into all aspects of our lives, security becomes critical for the dependability of all smart or intelligent systems built upon these embedded systems.
It’s generally agreed that full-scale embedded security requires solutions that are:
- Hardware and software-based.
- CPU- and OS-independent.
- Protecting firmware, particularly during over-the-air updates.
- Inexpensive, simple and power-efficient and working with a minimum latency.
External secure elements providing state-of-the-art anti-tamper and cryptography mechanisms are often very useful companion chips to these secure processors.
Cybersecurity Applied To Embedded Systems Training
Tonex offers a 2-day Cybersecurity Applied To Embedded Systems Training course that covers these topics:
–Introduction to embedded systems
–Embedded systems vulnerability analysis
–Exploiting real time operating systems
–Securing embedded systems interfaces and protocols
Participants can expect to learn:
- Application code and surveillance data
- Cyber risks applied to embedded systems
- Hacking tools and entry points
- Embedded system security threats
- Encryption and authorization
- Principles and practices designed to safeguard your embedded system
- Embedded hardware and firmware analysis and reverse engineering
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for a wide range of professionals including application managers, information security personnel, developers working with embedded systems and product/process designers and engineers.
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