Hardening embedded devices against unauthorised access and cyber attacks requires a consistent implementation of security requirements in the software and in the development processes. But it can be seen time and time again: It is not uncommon for known mistakes to be made several times and by different people, and as a result the security of the product is weakened. These products - with vulnerabilities - are then in circulation and can only be repaired retrospectively or only with great effort. Security incidents quickly have a direct impact on the performance of the system and functional safety.
Do you already use various security mechanisms in your product development? Then you’re on the right track! However, there are some typical pitfalls that you should know about and counteract - only then will your product become one of the few really secure products on the market and you can benefit from a clear competitive advantage!
There are, according to our experience, 10 most common pitfalls in embedded security.
We present them here by questioning typical statements from manufacturers and developers ...
The best vulnerability is the one that is prevented and avoided from the start. So, when you design and develop an embedded system, you should integrate security right from the start!
We can help you: With our security expertise and experience with embedded systems across a wide range of industries, we advise you on the integration of security into your development. From analyses and concepts to security-by-design and testing - but always tailored to your special needs.