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The Pitfalls and Perils of Poor Security


Hardware hacking and attacks against embedded systems are no longer limited to hobbyists who simply want to have fun making products do things they were never intended to do. Nation states, criminal organizations, and others looking to maliciously subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage are now involved.

Throughout the electronics lifecycle, including semiconductor fabrication, hardware and firmware design, and product manufacturing, there lie weaknesses that can be exploited. This presentation chronicles some clever hacks and scary attacks, and highlights why all of us in the electronics industry need to take responsibility and action in an attempt to make our products more secure.

Slides: The Pitfalls and Perils of Poor Security

Originally presented at the ECIA (Electronics Component Industry Association) Executive Conference, October 28, 2014.


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