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How to Secure the IoT

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 06:16

The growth of network-connected devices, systems comprising the IoT provides efficiencies and personalization of experience that is attractive to both manufacturers and consumers are raising alarms about security. The characteristics of the IoT ecosystem also result in multiple opportunities for malicious actors to manipulate the flow of information to and from network connected devices.

This article describes why security is the paramount for the safe and reliable operation of IoT connected devices and outlines the security measures to protect your IoT devices from threats and vulnerabilities.

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How to Communicate about Security in IoT

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 06:13

With billions of devices connecting to the internet, security is becoming more and more of a concern. The challenge is how to address IoT security and where to get started.When implementing an IoT solution or manufacturing a connected device, privacy and security should be built in from the start.

This article from IoT Agenda explores how to effectively built security into the IoT devices and explains how to increase the potential of IoT through security and privacy.

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How Hardware Emulation Meets Transistor Demand

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 06:09

Chips are expected to sport as many as billion gates in the future years. Simulation and emulation are critical to getting chip designs working properly before actual hardware is delivered since those chips need to be as bug free as possible. This article from Electronic Design outlines how hardware emulation handles and meets the demand of increased number of chip designs.

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The Road to the Connected Car: Applying Lessons from Enterprise IoT

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 08:04

As the connected car market continues to grow, automakers face many challenges to ensure the safety, reliability, connectivity, optimization and more of connected car technology. Due to the adoption of various IoT-enabled technologies & processes, many of the challenges have already been overcome by enterprises in other industries.

This article summarizes the five lessons the connected car market can learn from enterprise IoT to achieve much smoother road to unlocking IoT’s potential.

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Best Practices for Establishing Automated Continuous Testing

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 07:59

With the advent of the DevOps model of continuous integration and continuous deployment, there is high demand on QA organizations to test faster and test continuously. Automated testing is the only way to make a feedback loop faster and reduce the workload on testers.

This article from DZone highlights the best practice for establishing the automated continuous testing strategy while avoiding higher cost and outlines how automated continuous testing can satisfy the demand on QA to test faster.

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Find how T&VS Test Automation Services enables organisations to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and coverage of their software testing.

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The Difference between Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 07:54

Penetration testing exploits vulnerabilities in your system architecture while vulnerability scanning checks for known vulnerabilities and generates a report on risk exposure. This article highlights why both penetration tests and vulnerability scans should be conducted in conjunction with one another to ensure the security of your organization’s system.

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Formal Verification: Not Just for Control Paths

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 07:49

Formal property verification is sometimes considered a niche methodology ideal for control path applications. However, with a solid methodology base and upfront planning, the benefits of formal property verification, such as full path confidence and requirements based property definition, can also be leveraged for protocol driven data paths.

This article explains the methodological considerations for formal verification and describes how formal testbench uses formal control points while preserving important breadth within the formal environment.

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Revolutionizing Healthcare through Internet of Things

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 07:32

The implications of IoT in healthcare are opening uncharted territories empowering individuals and healthcare organizations give the right care at the right time, which leads to better outcomes and improvement in satisfaction making health-care cost-effective. This article highlights the emergence and potential of IoT in healthcare industry helping improve a patient’s parameters.

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Find how T&VS Healthcare IoT services help manufacturers and customers to securely design and develop smarter healthcare systems.

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What is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 07:28

Software applications are complex and can potentially have lots of diverse types of security issues. The goal of DevSecOps is to get developers to be thinking more about security principles and standards when building applications. Automation within the software development lifecycle helps us ship our code faster and at a higher quality.

Adding security testing into that automation will also help us create more secure applications. This article describes how to improve the security of your apps and explains how the software and automation continue to change our world.

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Find how T&VS Security Testing Services help ensure the correct security features are built into devices at the outset and processes to assist with ongoing maintenance and updates.

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Rethinking Car Design

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 07:24

The automotive industry is undergoing sweeping changes in both technology and business, and functional safety increasingly cuts across both. This article from Semiengineering highlights why functional safety in self-driving vehicles requires big shifts in methodologies, tools, business practices and risk assessment.

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Verification in The Cloud

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 07:18

This article from Semiengineering explores why the leasing of cloud-based verification resources on an as-needed basis is finally beginning to gain traction after more than a decade of false starts and over-optimistic expectations.

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Find out how T&VS have developed a unique process that enables companies to make continuous improvements to their design and verification environments.

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T&VS Bring V&V Expertise to Innovate UK Funded Autonomous Commerical Vehicles Project

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 12:02
Dubbed “RoboPilot”, the project will see Charge Automotive lead a consortium, including T&VS, to bring autonomous racing technology to the light commercial vehicle market and demonstrate SAE level 4 autonomy.

RoboPilot features in the second stream of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV2) projects that were recently awarded £31m of Innovate UK led funding.  The CAV2 projects are focused in the areas of vehicle energy reduction and air quality improvements.

T&VS will work to accelerate the ‘safety’ components of the consortiums vision, working with partners on the verification and validation of the complex cyber physical systems involved in autonomous vehicle deployment.

RoboPilot combines input from sensors around the vehicle such as radars, cameras, ultrasonics and lidars (light sensors to measure the distance to a target object) with mapping, artificial intelligence and fleet information, which is then acted on by autonomous software.

The project will initially develop & demonstrate autonomous driving functionality for an electric delivery van, which can then be adapted and rolled out to larger trucks and buses.

Mike Bartley, CEO and Founder of T&VS said, “It is great to have our expertise in the verification and validation of advanced driverless technology recognised by Innovate UK.  We look forward to working with our consortium partners to spearhead the development of the UK’s world-leading autonomous vehicle technology.”

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Consortium Members
  • Charge Automotive Ltd (Lead)
  • AXA UK plc
  • Loughborough University
  • University of West of England
  • University of Bristol
  • UPS UK Ltd
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • Test and Verification Solutions Ltd
  • Thales UK Limited
About CAV

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is a joint unit of the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport. CCAV is a single point of contact for those in industry, academia and internationally set up to keep the UK at the forefront of the development of connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

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How the Internet of Things is Changing the Landscape of Cyber Security

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 08:06

With the rate of technology innovation and increased cyber security risks to IoT devices, it is imperative that individuals, as well as organisations, can not only understand the risks that smart devices can pose to their security infrastructure but also how to protect themselves from the risks. This article explores the role IoT is playing in today’s connected world and describes its implications on cyber security.

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Importance of Web Application Performance Testing

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 08:03

The objective of performance testing is to verify how the developed applications and systems perform in terms of responsiveness and stability under a workload. It is also used to verify if the website/app is designed in a structurally correct manner and its function during peak operations. This article from DZone explores how to do performance testing for your web applications.

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It’s Time to Get Serious About Web Application Security

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 07:59

As application-focused threats continue to evolve, both in number and sophistication, a single web application security device is typically not enough to defend the entire, distributed network. Instead, organizations need to consider investing in a multi-pronged web app security approach that can tie different devices together, and leverage and share intelligence across a variety of other security and network devices. This article describes why the integration of security is necessary to keep web apps safe from the latest risks and threats.

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Trace the Evolution of Hardware-Assisted Verification

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 07:55

This article highlights the conversation between verification experts on how hardware emulation evolved from spaghetti cables to an acronym soup, and finish off with a knowledge bowl of transactors and outlines how the advances and innovations in running and debugging software are making the emulation platform a viable and cost-effective way.

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T&VS Contributes to PEnDAR Project

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 17:09
A Feasibility Study Into the Cost-Effective Capture, Validation and Verification of the Performance (and Resource Cost) of Complex Systems During the Design Process

PEnDAR (Performance ENsurance by Design, Analysing Requirements) is an InnovateUK funded collaborative project between Test and Verification Systems (T&VS), Predictable Network Solutions (Lead Participant), and Vodafone Group.

With society’s increasing dependence on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) the need for better means to predict and assure the performance of critical infrastructure grows.  Today, the performance of large-scale Cyber Physical Systems and System of Systems is often an unplanned emergent property that can vary substantially during operational lifetime.  Although this hazard is sometimes validated as part of system commissioning, it often finds its way into deployed systems, impinging on the systems usefulness as well as increasing the total lifetime cost.

The PEnDAR project is a study into the feasibility of systematically considering both performance and resource costs early in the system development lifecycle (SDLC). The goal is to consider how to enable the Validation & Verification of cost and performance in the field of distributed and hierarchical systems via sophisticated but easy-to-use tools.

It is thought likely that this approach will be applicable to both new and established systems and be able to support both initial and ongoing incremental development.

This feasibility study aims to investigate the technical issues involved in effectively incorporating the mature mathematical techniques already available to capture, validate and verify the performance (and resource cost) of such complex systems during the design process rather than as an emergent property from the design process.

T&VS Contribution

As part of this collaborative project T&VS investigated the following critical items and incorporated the results into the final project report.

  • The feasibility of integrating performance V&V into a safety standards-compliant process suitable for safety-critical applications such as automotive.
  • Extending existing standards-compliant requirement sign-off tools to manage the capture and decomposition of performance/resource V&V requirements into specifications, features and sign-off criteria.
  • How the performance V&V process can be incorporated into a standards-compliant workflow for safety-critical applications.
  • Assessed the potential savings of performance/resource V&V in automotive software development and the potential benefits of applying a similar methodology in the SoS integration market.
Deliverables – Slideshare & Recordings

The findings from the study are planned to be presented as a paper in a special issue of IEEE Design & Test.

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Understanding IoT: Is Healthcare Harnessing the Potential?

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 05:57

The market for the internet of things in healthcare is growing steadily, with applications ranging from remote monitoring to medication adherence. This article explores the potential barriers to IoT adoption and how healthcare can overcome those obstacles.

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Stages and Methods of Penetration Testing

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 05:53

Penetration testing is a simulated cyberattack against your computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. In the context of web application security, penetration testing is commonly used to augment a web application firewall (WAF). This article describes the various stages and methods of penetration testing which help organizations detect vulnerabilities and protect against future attacks.

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Hybrid Emulation

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 05:48

Hybrid emulation combines emulation and virtual prototyping to enable earlier architecture validation and software development, as well as higher performance for software-driven hardware verification even when RTL for critical blocks isn’t available. This article from Semiengineering captures the conversation from industry experts on the growing usage of hybrid verification approaches.

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