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Barr Group's 2018 Embedded Systems Survey Reveals an "Internet of Insecure Things"
More than 1 in 5 IoT Device Developers Fail to Spec Security as a Product Design Requirement
By: Barr Group
Completed by more than 1,700 qualified respondents, the 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey was designed to gauge the state of product development practices of embedded systems engineers from around the world (46 percent from North America, 33 percent from Europe, 10 percent from Asia, and 11 percent from other geographies)
"Prioritizing security in every internet-connected embedded device is essential to maintaining the integrity of the IoT," said Barr Group CTO Michael Barr. "As also indicated by our survey, for both new internet-connected and non-internet-
Further compromising the state of IoT security, survey results reveal that engineers developing IoT devices are still neglecting to implement industry-recommended design practices known to raise security levels of embedded systems. Of the engineers designing internet-connected devices:
· 54% lack regular code reviews
· 49% fail to perform static analysis
· 33% lack a written coding standard
· 17% lack a bug database
In addition, the survey found that fewer than half of all embedded engineers designing for the IoT encrypt their data. "These results are highly concerning,"
2018 Barr Group Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Results at Embedded World
Join Barr Group at Embedded World in Nuremburg, Germany, February 27–March 1, 2018, for two special presentations highlighting more detailed results from the 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey.
The following presentations by Barr Group CTO Michael Barr will take place at the Open Systems Media Embedded Pavilion located in Hall 3A, Stand 507:
· February 27, 2018 (11:00AM–11:
· February 28, 2018 (11:00AM–11:
The complete 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Analysis report will be available for download on February 27, 2018.
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