Writing at AppliedComputing.net, Bill Weinberg (of MontaVista Software) discusses the growing emphasis on security in embedded systems following the events of September 11, 2001, and the emerging acknowledgement of the benefits of Linux and open source software by governmental agencies and other security-oriented concerns . . .
“Since 9/11, embedded security concerns have further amplified, companioning a boom in enterprise security efforts and a rise in aerospace and defense design-starts. On the enterprise and infrastructure side, developers building systems as diverse as phone switches, routers, and access equipment are now emphasizing security on a par with other functionality. Indeed, we see every connected device design showing a new level of awareness of the risks inherent in hooking up to public networks . . . “
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