Gartner Research

Secure Embedded Software and Systems in the Internet of Things

Published: 25 July 2014

ID: G00260238

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet , Earl Perkins


Embedded software and systems are the building blocks of digital business technologies and the Internet of Things. Risk and security leaders who do not implement a risk prioritization approach that includes ESS risks will eventually find themselves unable to meet security expectations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Change Technology Procurement Processes to Include ESS Security Reviews for Improved Risk and Security Planning
  • Restructure Software and System Development Efforts in the Organization to Reflect Evolving ESS Security Shortfalls and Solution Requirements
  • Develop a Digital Security Framework by Focusing on ESS Core (Processing Elements), Function (Control, Communication and Computation) and Market Relationships
  • Participate in the Development of Securing IoT for Your Industry by Proactively Engaging With Consortiums, Academic Studies and Pertinent User Groups

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