Security in embedded designs has been a hot topic for a number of years, but security means different things to different people and organizations. Coming from experience, what one individual considers secure design requirements can vary dramatically from others.
Despite all the awareness and discussion about embedded systems needing higher levels of security, few systems today have mandated security specification. Unfortunately, security is an afterthought for the majority of design specifications. Many engineers and architects assume that software will secure the system, so they simply need to concern themselves with protecting the IP that goes into their processor or system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
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