News, ideas, and perspectives on security, safety, and privacy in
Communications, IIoT, and beyond.

What Biden’s Latest Cybersecurity Initiative Means for the Future of Embedded Systems

October 19, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

You may have noticed that cyberattacks on critical infrastructure have been on the uptick in recent months. Targets have ranged from a water treatment facility in Florida, which ultimately failed, to the Colonial Pipeline, which succeeded in...

Security Safety Privacy IIoT 5G

Why Are Buffer Overflows So Dangerous?

October 11, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

We talk about buffer overflows a lot. So much so, it almost seems silly to be writing another article dedicated to this software vulnerability.  But, it’s worth driving the point home: buffer overflows are one of the most dangerous software...

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth

Comparing Armv9 Security Features & Dover’s CoreGuard Technology

October 05, 2021
| Greg Sullivan

In March 2021, Arm announced the release of its new Armv9 architecture. The first new architecture in a decade, Armv9 includes new security features—from compartmentalization to memory safety to pointer authentication.

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth

Is Quantified Cybersecurity Assurance Possible?

May 05, 2021
| Greg Sullivan

It is often difficult to evaluate the current offerings of cybersecurity products against the needs of a particular software-intensive, safety-critical platform. One reason for this is the collection of grand but unsubstantiated claims of...

Security CoreGuard Privacy

Data Protection at the Industrial Edge

March 03, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Edge computing is not necessarily a new concept. In fact, the invention of edge computing dates back to 1997 when Akamai introduced its content delivery network, or CDN. 

Since then, edge computing has secured a foothold as an essential component...

CoreGuard Privacy Defense-in-Depth IIoT 5G

How CoreGuard Exceeds Microsoft's Properties of Highly Secure Devices

October 20, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

In Microsoft’s white paper, Seven Properties of Highly Secure Devices, Microsoft researchers outline the seven “must-haves” for devices that claim security and safety. As argued in the paper, all too often security is sacrificed in the name of...

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth

How CoreGuard Can Protect Every Level of the Azure Sphere Platform

August 24, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

Microsoft Azure Sphere is a secure application development platform with built-in security and communications features for IoT devices. The platform is made up of both hardware and software components, including a crossover MCU, a custom...

Security Privacy Defense-in-Depth Communications IIoT

5G is Here. How Can We Secure It?

June 09, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Before we can begin to tackle the cybersecurity issues created by the introduction of 5G, it’s important to first understand what exactly 5G is. Don’t worry, it’s wavelengths don’t damage your immune system, nor is it responsible for the spread...

Security Safety Privacy Communications

The Most Common Software Vulnerabilities Explained

May 12, 2020
| Jothy Rosenberg

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and that software will have vulnerabilities. Through countless tests and studies, it has time and again been proven that for every thousand lines of code, there will be an average of between ...

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth

AI Needs to Be Secured. Here's How to Do It.

March 23, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are increasingly being integrated into our everyday lives. Smart thermostats use AI to learn our schedules and adjust temperatures, AI applications in self-driving cars enable them to navigate and respond...

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth