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Consolidating and Securing Automotive Software Environments

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

The complexity of today’s automobiles is increasing with every new model on the market. A modern car can contain up to 100 electronic control units and with connectivity and autonomy becoming growing trends, this is set to increase dramatically in the coming years. Many of these systems up until a…

Built-In Security for the Internet of Things

On October 2, 2015, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

With the number of devices being connected to the Internet increasing daily, bringing the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) to reality, we hear about securing the IoT with almost the same frequency. The reality is that securing the disparate ‘things’ is going to…

How avionics software technology can help prevent train accidents

On September 17, 2015, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

In the wake of the May 2015 Philadelphia train accident many discussions have ensued as to whether automatic safety technology could have prevented the accident and saved lives and injuries. The crash was caused by a train travelling at over twice the speed limit for a section of track, and…

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, Because You Can’t See What You Can’t See (part 1 of 3)

On July 7, 2015, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

Threat detection is reaching a negative inflection point. In this blog post we’ll present a few bold (and quite disturbing) figures about the current state of affairs of malware and its detection. We’ll assert that given the unbearably and unacceptably long time it takes to detect malware (IF at all…

Safety and security critical software. Chalk and cheese? Or peas in a pod?

On May 20, 2015, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

Safety critical and security critical software have long been regarded as two different genres, with their own standards and their own requirements. In some circumstances, that is entirely reasonable. For example, in most safety critical applications such as a steer-by-wire system in a car, it is imperative that a level of functionality…

Retrofitting Unmanned Air Vehicles and Ground Control Stations for Increased Functionality and Security

On October 27, 2014, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

The use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) has increased considerably over the past few years in everything from military operations to border surveillance. UAVs utilized in military and law enforcement operations carry and transmit sensitive data such as troop movements and data from strategic operations. Ground control stations (GCSs) are…

Open Standards for Embedded Software

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

Open Standards in the technology industry refer to publicly available specifications that can allow disparate technologies to communicate and interoperate with each other. Open Standards also allow innovation in implementation within proprietary products, while preventing vendor lock-in. The “Standards” in Open Standards ensure that there are clear specifications that define…

“Now You See Me Now You Don’t”: Making Threat Detection Persistently Undetectable by Malware (part 2 of 3)

On July 28, 2014, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

In our previous post we explained why evasion and persistence are the 2 main “malware virtues” challenging existing detection methods. We assert that a twofold new approach must be introduced to augment existing solutions, in order to successfully thwart advanced malware: Separation of the detection layer from the attack surface…

Protecting the Intelligent Car

On June 16, 2014, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

The dawn of the “intelligent” car is here. Vehicle manufacturers can now provide on-demand entertainment, smart sensor safety applications, and autonomous driving. Intelligent vehicles are filled with a variety of sensors, processors, software, and displays that are increasingly being connected to the internet. Increased computation complexity and connectivity will demand…

Safety & Security for the Connected World

On May 16, 2014, Posted by , In Embedded Lynx Blog,

LynuxWorks is now Lynx Software Technologies! I believe the new name offers the best representation of the company’s forward direction as the LynxOS RTOS family of products and the LynxSecure hypervisor continue to gain increased traction both with our current customers and markets, and now within the new Internet connected…