Security

Hacking the Paper Tiger

Certification. Certification is one word that puts a lot of people into a boredom and mental state of being in a swamp. This is definitely partly true. On the other hand a certification process is an analysis of a product from specific view angles. Sometimes these angles are fixed and rigid but sometimes agile and …

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Will we have security in Industry 4.0 applications?

Industry 4.0 is an extremely interesting topic that once achieved will enable flexible production and re-configurable plants. During the Security Symposium 2016 all keynotes and presentations have an agreement that the current industrial automation pyramid will transform into mesh-network (see Figure 1). This network will enable to reconfigure the installed plant services into new and …

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PikeOS using ISO 26262 SEooC Concepts

For the 15th time, the industry magazine HANSER automotive presents the international “safetronic – Safe Software and Hardware in the Automobile” trade fair in Stuttgart on November 8 and 9, 2016. On Wednesday, November 9, I will give a lecture on “Safety & Security when using an operating system with a segregation kernel as a …

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Connected Car – der Megatrend

Besuch des carIT Kongresses in Hannover Letzte Woche habe ich den carIT Kongress in Hannover besucht (http://kongress.car-it.com/) – laut Veranstalter der wichtigste Entscheider-Gipfel zum Megatrend Connected Car. Zusammen mit den Verbänden BITKOM und dem VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) stand die Veranstaltung unter dem Motto ,,Die digitale Revolution der Automobilindustrie”. Neben den Themen, die sich konkret …

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Record-breaking DDoS attack, powered by IoT devices

  I have my own version of a Monty Python lyric: “There’s 23 billion of them in the world today, You’d better learn to watch them, that’s what I say.“ And that’s no fantasy, it is already reality. Today sees reports of a „record-breaking DDoS reportedly delivered by >145k hacked cameras“ with 1.1 Terabits per …

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Is ARMv8 usable for certifiable systems?

ARMv8-R, architecture innovation for embedded systems You may have seen this latest announcement from ARM. The ARMv8-R SoC opens up new business opportunity mainly for MPU based systems in automotive and industrial environment. SYSGO already supports ARMv8-A since May 2016 as one of the first OS vendors. With its PikeOS Real Time Operating System and …

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S3P Alliance Day

Just coming back from the S3P Alliance Day I can look back to a successful event with 140 registered people. The representative of the French Ministry (DGE – Direction Générale des Entreprises) was satisfied by the presentations, the level of achievement so far and the planned activities, including our efforts to create links with the …

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PikeOS making its debut on the road

Connected cars are currently one of the fastest growing manifestations and they are revolutionizing the automotive industry. What SYSGO is doing for cars is exactly what we did in avionics 15 years ago. The increasing number of software applications and assistance systems means that automotive electronics require similar system architectures to those used in aviation. …

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How to use an efficient and safe Real-Time Scheduling

William Stallings book „Operating Systems“ is a good reference to learn about scheduling. In chapter 9.2 he summarizes, that the following aspects play a role when writing a scheduler for an operating System: Turnaround Time: Time between the submission of a process and its completion Response Time / Determinism: Time from the submission of a …

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