Embedded Systems Security
Embedded system security is a strategic approach to protecting software running on embedded systems from attack.
Embedded systems perform dedicated functions and are becoming increasing common in aircraft, consumer electronic, in-car systems and process control systems.
Embedded systems need to be extremely reliable. However, embedded systems present security challenges for both developers and designers due to their diminutive size and limited compute resources – that is, having a minimal operating system and software.
As with security in just about all IT fields, embedded system security requires an end-to-end approach that includes addressing security issues during the design phase.
Experts in this area recommend that security considerations include the number of potential attack vectors as well as the overall cost of an attack on an embedded system.
Software developers of embedded systems are encouraged to provide a means for network administrators to monitor connections to and from embedded systems as well as limit access to embedded systems to those who have a “need to use” only.
Additionally, to prevent a cyber-attack, developers need to allow integration with third-party security management systems while expecting firmware to be updated regularly.
Embedded systems security is especially challenging for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which has some of the most demanding applications in terms of throughput and SWaP (size, weight and power). However, embedded systems historically provide very little, if any, SWaP allowance for security so security must not impose excessive overheads on the protected system.
Consequently, with DoD embedded systems, security technologies must be compatible with embedded systems that use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processor hardware platforms that the DoD can easily adopt.
Embedded Systems Security Courses by Tonex
Embedded systems security program is designed for engineers, managers, and working professionals who are interested in embedded systems cyber security.
Embedded systems range from microprocessor-based control systems to system-on-chip (SoC) design, Internet-of-Things (IoT), ECUs on CAN buses, embedded device system and software development, embedded components on databuses such as MIL-1553, ARINC 429, Ethernet and Tactical data links such as Link 16.
Embedded Systems Security courses are designed for working professionals who are interested in embedded systems cyber exploitations and mitigation process, methods, techniques and tools.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
These courses are designed for software and systems engineers, hardware and software design engineers, managers, and working professionals who are interested to gain essential knowledge of embedded systems cyber security, secure design and programming.
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