Title: On security issues in embedded systems: challenges and solutions

Authors: Lyes Khelladi, Yacine Challal, Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah, Nadjib Badache

Addresses: CERIST Center of Research, Algiers, Algeria. ' Universite de Technologies de Compiegne, UMR CNRS 6599, Heudiasyc, Compiegne, France. ' Universite de Technologies de Compiegne, UMR CNRS 6599, Heudiasyc, Compiegne, France. ' Computer Science Department, USTHB University, Algiers, Algeria

Abstract: Ensuring security in embedded systems translates into several design challenges, imposed by the unique features of these systems. These features make the integration of conventional security mechanisms impractical, and require a better understanding of the whole security problem. This paper provides a unified view on security in embedded systems, by introducing first the implied design and architectural challenges. It then surveys and discusses the currently proposed security solutions that address these challenges, drawing from both current practices and emerging research, and identifies some open research problems that represent the most interesting areas of contribution.

Keywords: computer security; embedded systems; information security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICS.2008.018515

International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.140 - 174

Available online: 26 May 2008 *

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