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April 2016
Security Awareness

In order for a system to be useful, it needs to interact with the environment and provide some level of functionality. Historically, embedded systems were mostly islands that is, they provided their functionality in a stand-alone manner, and werent connected, or had limited connectivity to other systems. With these kinds of systems, it was relatively easy to analyze their security the number of ways of getting in and compromising the operation was extremely limited.




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Author
Grant Courville
gcourville@qnx.com

Grant Courville

As director of product management, Grant Courville is responsible for directing QNX Software Systems worldwide product strategy across a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, M2M, and medical. His 25 years of experience in the embedded industry includes 20 years with QNX in a wide range of roles in software development, engineering management, application engineering, sales and services.

Grants QNX experience is complemented by prior leadership positions in marketing with Curtiss-Wright Controls and Tilcon Software. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence College in Microcomputer Engineering Technology, and has extensive MBA-level training in marketing, finance, and management.


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