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Tag Archives: Engineering Safe and Secure Software Systems

November 2013 was Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month … Were You Involved?

– Did you know that, on October 31, 2013, President Obama proclaimed November 2013 to be “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month”? You can see the proclamation at…

Aircraft Software Systems Concerns – Two More Data Points

– I recently travelled to and from Europe on two different aircraft operated by two different airlines, and there were significant problems on both trips with the in-flight entertainment systems. On both flights the systems had to be rebooted and they still continued to fail and needed to be reset.…

A World Apart – Security of Safety Systems

– I was invited to present a paper on “Bridging the Safety-Security Software Gap” at the Fifth International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, known as SAFE 2013, held in Rome, Italy in mid-September 2013. The audience comprised mainly researchers specializing in safety-critical…

Security, Safety and the “Wall of Constricted Thinking”

– There is an interesting article by Jack Hitt in “The Idea” column in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times of August 18, 2013. It is about how a newly-minted astrobiologist, Meredith Perry, came up with an idea for charging devices wirelessly by combing through concepts from a…

Securing Safety-Critical Systems

– I am a fervent reader of the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. The quality of the articles is top-flight and the columns and interviews make for informative and entertaining reading. I count many of the “regulars,” such as Dan Geer, Gary McGraw and Jeremy Epstein, among my list of mentors…