Get help to improve your embedded security -

Get help to improve your embedded security


LONDON — Visitors to this week ESC UK event in Farnborough looking to get help with making their embedded systems more secure will get assistance from a number of speakers.

On Wed 7 at 12.15 Roni Sasson, from the IP Business Unit at Discretixwill present several use-cases where embedded security is a fundamentalrequirement. For each use-case, we list a set of security-related characteristics and translate these characteristics into security requirements.

For each use-case, a set of security-related characteristics is listed and these are translated into security requirements. Sasson will also analyze the security requirements and identify the embedded security building blocks of each one.

On Thurs 8, Marcel Hartgerink of WIBU-Systems will provide a workshop at which he will demonstrate how to protect embedded systems and software against piracy and reverse engineering. Wibu-Systems will be unveiling at two new form factors of its CodeMeter platform targeted on the embedded market, activation keys on the SD-Card and CF-Card slot.

In the past years solutions for USB, internal-USB, PC-Card and Express Card slots were released. The crypto-chip in the CodeMeter controls the rights to use the intellectual property, 128 bit AES and 224 bit ECC algorithms are used to achieve this.

Also on Thursday Richard Barry, head of innovation at WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems will explore Creating Safety Relevant Systems by using Generic Software Components.

More and more embedded systems are becoming either safety or commercially critical. Relevant safety standards specify how generic components can be used in these systems to ensure they are “trustable”. Trustable in this context means that the software works correctly, is stable and free from systematic failures. The smartest way to provide evidence of “trustworthiness” is using a project independent approach. The component user (the developer of the safety relevant system) then has no additional effort toqualify the components for his own project.

Barry, who developed the FreeRTOS software will explore how to develop software to meet a safety standard and explain what 'certification' actually means. Liaising with a certification body and how to use a pre-certificated software component will be covered.

For more details see the ESC UK website.

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