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A Timesys Deep Dive Embedded Systems Newsletter

October 2021

Foreign hacking group targets hospitals, clinics with ransomware attacks

CBS News covered a story on a group of cybercriminals known as “FIN12,” who are repeatedly targeting the healthcare industry. The attacks shut down systems that are essential to hospitals and clinics providing care to their patients, including everything from blocking access to patient records to transmitting radiology imaging. These attacks keep coming until a ransom is paid.

But cyberattacks on healthcare systems aren’t just an inconvenience or bad publicity — they’re putting lives at risk. According to the article: “The Ponemon Institute, an independent research group that helps hospitals identify and eliminate patient safety risks, surveyed over 500 health care delivery organizations. Nearly a quarter of those impacted by ransomware attacks on patients told researchers the result was deadly.”

Need to talk with cybersecurity experts about how to lock down the security of your device and keep it secure while in the field? Get in touch.

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What’s New at Timesys

Sneak Peek: What’s coming in the next Vigiles release

Get early access to the results from our industry-wide survey

The next release of Vigiles on 11/05/21 will include several key updates to make your vulnerability monitoring and remediation processes easier, faster, and more streamlined.

  • Quickly determine exposure with “manifest package search” feature
    • Easily search across multiple products and SBOMs to find affected packages in case of licensing issue or security vulnerabilities
  • Save time with quicker CVE reports
    • Report load time can be more than 2x as fast
  • Clearer, more detailed comparison reports
    • Exported comparison reports now have additional details, making release-related compliance and reporting requirements easier
  • Seamless integration into your CI system
    • Allows CI system to automatically create a new folder and set folder name, and associate it with your release tag/version
    • Improves consistency with easier release tracking and matching of release names

What is TimeStorm?

Timesys’ TimeStorm was the industry’s first commercial embedded Linux IDE based on Eclipse. Today, TimeStorm provides application developers with a toolset that expertly handles embedded chores like cross-compiling and remote debugging while including support for advanced features like profiling, testing and memory leak detection.

What’s new?

In both TimeStorm 5.5.2 and 5.4.3 maintenance releases:

  • Set both toolchain name and id to validate the SDK
  • Added more ssh key exchange methods to TimeStorm
  • Fixed CMake exception while launching TimeStorm
  • Fixed Project properties issue for invalid SDK name in .cproject
  • Added an error message popup for missing toolchain in project configuration.

Existing TimeStorm users can access these latest releases and documentation from within the LinuxLink portal.

New TimeStorm maintenance releases: 5.5.2 and 5.4.3

Get early access to the results from our industry-wide survey

Events

Timesys-NXP Webinar

Vigiles Demo Webcast with NXP: Supercharge your vulnerability management

Save the date: December 9, 2021 • 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT / 8:00am – 9:00am PDT

Join NXP and Timesys for a demo webcast that explores industry best practices to create a process for maintaining effective embedded system security using the Vigiles vulnerability monitoring and management tool. We’ll discuss:

  • How to choose the right tool for embedded system security maintenance and achieving industry compliance
  • Demo of the Vigiles tool and latest features with a look at how it plugs into the software development workflow (Jira integration, license and policy alerts, manifest comparison, new APIs and more)
  • Preview of upcoming Vigiles Prime features

In case you missed it: catch up on this fall’s webinars

Security Standards Are Evolving; Is Your Company?

Designing OTA Updates For Secure Embedded Linux Systems

Using OP-TEE as
a Cryptography Engine

Board Farm APIs for Automated Testing of Embedded Linux – An Update

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