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The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.

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Friday, February 22 • 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Security Best Practices for Embedded Systems - John Mehaffey, Mentor Graphics

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Computer security concepts are well known, there are many known exploits and ways to counter them, but most of the focus has been on IT systems (servers).
Computer security in consumer products is often left to the last minute, if it is implemented at all. In today's increasingly connected world, embedded systems can provide high value targets for hackers, criminal enterprises, and terrorists. Security for embedded computer systems can no longer be left to chance.

This talk starts with an overview of security concepts and terms, describes security modules available for Linux, provides some example exploits to provide context, and establishes best practices to ensure that security is built into your product from the start. The talk is appropriate for developers and managers interested in security, but no security experience is assumed.


John Mehaffey

Automotive Architect, Mentor Graphics
John Mehaffey is the architect of the Automotive Technology Platform at MontaVista Software LLC. John has previously published a number of white papers and magazine articles about other embedded computing topics, and has presented at both OLS and ELC. As a member of the GENIVI security... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2013 3:15pm - 4:05pm PST
Cyril Magnin I Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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