Corpus ID: 43020089

Topics in secure embedded system design

  title={Topics in secure embedded system design},
  author={Nachiketh R. Potlapally},
Pervasive networks have led to widespread use of embedded systems, like cell phones, PDAs, RFIDs etc., in increasingly diverse applications. Many of these embedded system applications handle sensitive data (e.g., credit card information on a mobile phone/PDA) or perform critical functions (e.g., medical devices or automotive electronics), and the use of security protocols is imperative to maintain confidentiality, integrity and authentication of these applications. Typically embedded systems… Expand
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