Category: "Security Engineering"

About the Security Engineering category

  22:47, by Hagai Bar-El   , 49 words
Categories: Security Engineering

The Security Engineering category contains articles that discuss analysis of requirements and solutions that are of interest to the security engineer. As opposed to the IT Security category, the articles of this category address not the secure deployment of systems, but the secure design of systems -- software and hardware.

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  2011-06-20

The Difference Between Content Protection and Cyber Security

  23:32, by Hagai Bar-El   , 1156 words
Categories: Security Engineering
A few days ago I was presented with an interesting question: What is the difference between Content Protection and Cyber Security? These domains of Information Security are so different and unrelated, that the difference in their definition is more or… more »

  2011-02-15

The Future of Content Protection on Open Platforms, Such as Android

  23:20, by Hagai Bar-El   , 824 words
Categories: Security Engineering
The emergence of the Android Operating System for mobile devices is said to have put the content protection industry in trouble. This is probably true. However, for sake of accuracy, it has not introduced wholly new problems as it worsened existing… more »

  2011-01-08

Car Automation. Me? Worried?

  22:48, by Hagai Bar-El   , 732 words
Categories: Security Engineering
Cars will soon be (almost) fully automated. News on experiments with cars that drive by themselves, in different scenarios and situations, make it seem obvious that soon enough the role of the driver is to be similar to that of a pilot in a passenger je… more »

  2010-05-19

Automobile hack: we should have known better

  22:28, by Hagai Bar-El   , 776 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Counter-media
No one in the automotive security industry could miss the recently published news article titled “Beware of Hackers Controlling Your Automobile”, published here, and a similar essay titled “Car hackers can kill brakes, engine, and more”, which can be… more »

  2009-03-06

Right, the kernel can access your encrypted volume keys. So what?

  22:19, by Hagai Bar-El   , 717 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Counter-media
On January 15th, TechWorld published an article called Encryption programs open to kernel hack. Essentially, it warns that the key to encrypted volumes, that is, to volumes of software-encrypted virtual drives, is delivered by the encryption application… more »

  2008-03-18

Firewire threat to FDE

  22:10, by Hagai Bar-El   , 320 words
Categories: Security Engineering
Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) suffers class attacks lately. As if the latest research (which showed that RAM contents can be recovered after power-down) was not enough, it seems as Firewire ports can form yet an easier attack vector into FDE-locked… more »

  2008-01-13

An Interview on Secure Content Distribution

  22:07, by Hagai Bar-El   , 1148 words
Categories: Security Engineering
I was interviewed (by e-mail) for a project that preferred to remain undisclosed, on the future of secure content distribution. Enclosed are the (slightly modified) questions and answers. more »

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