Embedded World Conference, Germany, Takes On Securing Vulnerable Systems

Date Published: February, 01, 2014

Every one of us touches hundreds of embedded systems every day. From the sensors and micro controllers in small appliances to your increasingly complex car to the internet that keeps you connected, these systems enable the modern world to function smoothly and efficiently.

But what happens when these systems become the target of attacks or simply fail to implement basic security? The results can be a prank – the college kid who took control of a yacht remotely or who changes roadside signs by hacking into them – or potentially disastrous, as has been the case with the stubborn Stuxnet virus that has infiltrated critical infrastructure.

This month, experts from embedded systems and security convent at the Nuremberg Embedded World conference, http://www.embedded-world.eu/program/. In past years, the conference focused on developments in general hardware and software. In recent years, it has added security tracks and this year, an entire day will be dedicated to the issue.

On Feb. 25, check out sessions from leading European and  international experts on cryptography, embedded open source security, the TPM and more.

TCG’s own Florian Scheiner, co-chair of the group’s Embedded Systems Work Group and TPM guru, will talk about the root of trust and its role in securing embedded systems.

Watch for developments from TCG in this space and check out the agenda for more information,http://www.embedded-world.eu/program/.



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