Security and safety are afterthoughts in almost a third of embedded systems

Posted April 27, 2016

A recent survey conducted by the US Barr Group suggests safety and security are not getting the attention they deserve from those designing embedded systems. The web based survey produced results from 2452 embedded software designers, with 33% of responses coming from engineers based in Europe most in automotive, industrial automation, defense and medical.  One

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2016 will see a big change in how companies approach security

Posted December 10, 2015

As we have noted in earlier posts, one of the problems with online security is that it really hasn’t caused enough of a financial burden on users and corporations to warrant serious consideration. ¬†According to Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist, we may see that begin to change in 2016. “Well-run organisations will stop

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Outsourcing has become a zero-sum game

Posted June 29, 2015

Outsourcing product design and manufacturing has become an international way of life despite the concern that it takes jobs away from one country in favor of another. As the practice has matured, it has become more of a zero-sum game as long as the participant realize it is best as a cooperative exercise. The decision

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