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New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the Network Security sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

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A layered approach to enhancing security for safety-critical software

Today’s safety-critical embedded environments are becoming more connected to the outside world. The ongoing growth of the Internet and IoT solutions will further drive connectivity requirements for safety-critical systems for the foreseeable future. Aerospace, defence, automotive, medical and industrial control are just some of the vertical markets that will expand as the ability to interconnect and remotely work with devices grows.

Security challenges in the e-enabled aircraft

The e-enabled aircraft can provide many benefits to operators in terms of operational efficiency, passenger comfort and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul). Systems on these aircraft transmit their data via satellite or ground-based communications networks to analytics services, which provide airline operators with excellent situational awareness data, leading to many value-added services. However, to benefit from this real-time Internet of Things (IoT) data, there are significant data bandwidth and security challenges to be addressed once systems are connected to a network. Systems security is of particular importance as the risks associated with allowing passengers to hack or accidentally infiltrate insecure data and systems, including associated legal issues such as breaches of data privacy, must be considered throughout the whole lifecycle of the communications network. In addition, the scope, threats, risk assessment, architecture and testing must be assessed and mitigated for every internal and external interaction undertaken by the network.

Why security is critical to the success of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded on to both the consumer and business markets in the last few years and is starting to have a major impact in almost every industry. From construction and manufacturing to retail and healthcare. Like it or not, IoT is here to stay.

When it comes to securing the future of authentication finding a solution that is both simple and strong is crucial

The biggest challenge historically in the high-stakes, cat-and-mouse game between hackers and security/authentication solutions is that stronger authentication solutions tend to create troublesome and annoying user experiences. And any solution that’s not stronger than the previous ones is, almost by definition, not up to the task of stopping attacks. Finding a solution that’s both simple and strong has been elusive.

It might have just turned 40, but the party is definitely not over for Ethernet

Ethernet, the data networking protocol often hailed as the most ubiquitous enabling technology in the communications sector, celebrated its 40th birthday a few weeks ago. It was invented and developed at PARC – Xerox' legendary Palo Alto Research Centre – by a team of engineers led by Bob Metcalfe. Metcalfe had been tasked with devising a simple, yet flexible, networking scheme that would link several hundred pcs and some printers at a distance of a mile and operate at several hundred kbit/s – and with a minimum of cabling, to get rid of the 'rat's nests' of wiring common at the time.

How hypervisors help integrate portable devices into the office environment

Increasingly, people are using smartphones and tablets for more than business calls: video conferencing, email, document editing, storage and oral presentations are just a few popular applications. This movement towards portable devices is a direct result of the trend towards enterprise mobility, with distributed workforces and portable workspaces.

OFDM PLC for smart metering

Seeking to establish the key factors to consider when selecting a suitable PLC technology for smart metering applications, to objectively evaluate established DCSK PLC technology versus proposed OFDM concepts and to conclude from a technical point of view which of these technologies is most suitable.

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