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Chris Gates

Chris Gates

Recent Posts by Chris Gates:

Collapsing SEP: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Securing the Galaxy

I just returned from a large trade show (it doesn’t matter which industry this was, this applies to almost all of them), and was struck by what Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, refers to as S.E.P. or “Somebody Else’s Problem”.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

Root of Trust: How Safe are your Firmware Over-the-Air Updates?

“Firmware Over the Air” updating, also known as FOTA or sometimes OTA, is a double-edged sword when it comes to security.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

Root of Trust: InfoSec Mythbusting

Like any organized activity, InfoSec has its share of myths. These things are like “idea zombies” because they just don’t die. Here are a few of the more pernicious ones I’ve encountered:

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

Root of Trust: What's In a Name?

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

Root of Trust: Cybersecurity for MIS/IT vs. Embedded Systems

Embedded device cybersecurity is relatively new compared to our friends with the “big iron” in Managed Information Systems (MIS), so while there are many differences between the two domains, there are a few commonalities; tools and techniques that we can fork / modify for use in the embedded world.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

The Root of Trust: Part 1

Welcome to my first blog posting on Embedded Systems Security.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security