Embedded System Security


World is moving towards the age of fully autonomous environment where things need to be done faster and without much influence of human, which increases the use of embedded systems in all domains. Embedded systems are the driving force for technological development in many domains. Security has traditionally been a subject in the area of networking. However, security of embedded systems is often ignored during the design and development period of the product, thus leaving many devices vulnerable to attacks


In case if it is assumed that the embedded devices

  • are not vulnerable to cyberattackss
  • are not attractive targets for hacking,
  • are secured with encryption and authentication

then it is a big mistake for any organisation

This white paper details

  • need for Embedded System Security
  • some of the security risks and threats associated with embedded devices
  • challenges in security along with some of proposed countermeasures