DARPA wants novel security technology to protect SCADA, embedded systems

Technologists from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will this month detail a new program it wants to develop that can secure embedded systems in everything from large supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that manage physical infrastructure, to medical devices, computer peripherals such as printers and routers, to communication devices such as cell phones and radios, vehicles, airplanes and satellites.

From DARPA: ” Embedded systems have been networked for a variety of reasons, including the ability to conveniently access diagnostic information, perform software updates, provide innovative features, lower costs, and improve ease of use.  Researchers and hackers have shown that these kinds of networked, embedded systems are vulnerable to remote attack and that such attacks can cause physical damage while hiding the effects from monitors.”

via Network World, continued here.