Security

Cyber Security Gets Recognition in UK Tech Awards

In a week when a new group formed to deliver the first ever open source silicon root of trust (RoT) design, the UK tech industry has recognized security companies in its annual awards, with five out of 13 awards going to security-related individuals and organizations. Hosted by TechWorks – the UK industry association for ‘deep…

New Bus Monitoring IP Detects and Responds to Cybersecurity Threats

UK-based embedded monitoring and analytics company UltraSoC used the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California this week to announce the first of a new family of hardware-based intellectual property (IP) products that detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. Its new Bus Sentinel module enables system-on-chip (SoC) designers to control access to sensitive areas…

Japan to Hack 200 Million IoT Devices

The Japanese government this month is implementing a recently disclosed plan to hack more than 200 million internet of things (IoT) devices already installed in Japanese homes and elsewhere. Both proponents and critics of the plan acknowledge it is likely to expose the uncomfortable truth of the IoT’s vulnerability to cyberattack. Providers and users alike…

Boot, Log, and Update Securely with Removable Memory Devices

When devices need to be networked — think IIoT — embedded system developers are faced with numerous security challenges. Flash memory producer Swissbit offers an innovative approach: Security features are integrated into removable industrial-grade memory devices such as memory cards or USB sticks. The benefits are clear: easy upgradeability and high flexibility. Protecting data from…