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Root of Trust #10 - Why BLE?

June 27, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
There are a large number of wireless solutions available, each with their own positive and negative attributes. Identifying the optimum wireless choice to employ for a given use case is critical to a...

Root of Trust #9 - An Uncomfortable Question

June 20, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
The other day I was participating in an InfoSec working group when one of the participants asked a pertinent and uncomfortable question:

Root of Trust #8 - It's All About the Vulnerabilities!

June 13, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
What should we in the world of Embedded InfoSec be focused on?

Root of Trust #7 - Lightening the Load for End Users

June 6, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
I recently attended a presentation on “Risk-based Cybersecurity”. I’ll admit I was skeptical before I even sat down - the title sounded like it was going to be a way to paper over ‘doing nothing’ to...

Root of Trust #6 - Collapsing SEP: the Hitchhiker's Guide to Securing the Galaxy

May 30, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
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...

Root of Trust #5 - How Safe are your Firmware Over-the-Air Updates?

May 23, 2019 | Posted by Chris Gates
“Firmware Over the Air” updating, also known as FOTA or sometimes OTA, is a double-edged sword when it comes to security.

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