Media Relations for a Connected World
Icon Labs in Mentor Graphics Blog - Keeping cars safe from hackers
“People don’t connect their home or work PCs to the Internet without having a firewall to control what packets pass through,” says Alan Grau, president and CEO of Icon Labs (iconlabs.com) and the same should be true of the growing number of embedded systems inside cars.
“We want the embedded community to understand the need for multiple levels of security,” Grau says, “but the firewall is one piece that is all too often ignored.” Icon offers a firewall built to work with real time operating systems.
Grau says embedded devices in general have been so specialized that it didn’t matter much what packets came through, but embedded devices have become more general purpose, and are being targeted.”