Security vulnerability is a critical challenge for providers of highly interconnected systems. Technological advancements make infrastructure more vulnerable to external (and sometimes internal) threats—with potentially disastrous results.
The traditional approach to security has been to have separate devices for communications and real-time elements. But security needs to be deeply embedded within the system to provide the maximum protection, and physical separation leads to a number of architectural challenges that can be expensive to solve.
Instead, designing for security requires a holistic view and comprehensive approach encompassing the hardware, operating system, and software requirements, with adequate planning and investment before actual deployment. Designers must be sure their equipment meets stringent regulatory standards for security and that the software solutions are upgradeable, as the nature of threats will evolve over time in ways that cannot be anticipated. Wind River® solutions can help you meet these challenges.