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2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Results
2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey

Now in its fourth year, Barr Group's annual Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey is a study of the concerns and design practices of professional embedded systems designers around the world, with a special focus on current trends in regard to safety and security. This year we received responses from more than 1,700 designers of embedded systems.

Data from the answers to each of the questions as well as an analysis of that data and multi-year trends that appear to reflect changes in our industry can be found in a 100+ page PDF report that is available for free download near the cover image to the right.  Simply add the report to your cart and checkout from the website.  There is no cost for this important report.  However, the report is Copyright (c) 2018 by Barr Group. 

Infographic: The Internet of INSECURE Things

Nearly two thirds of the surveyed engineers indicated that their current project would be attached to the Internet sometimes or always. Disturbingly, more than 1 in 5 of these designers also answered that security was not on the list of project requirements! And even those designers that aim to secure their products are not doing many simple things that could easily increase the security, such as encrypting data and commands sent over the network. These and other explanations of The Internet of INSECURE Things are summarized in the below infographic.  Click on the image to download a free full-resolution version.


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Infographic: The State of Embedded Systems Safety

Almost 30% of the surveyed engineers indicated that their current project could kill or injure one or more people if it malfunctioned. Concerningly, many of these same designers are omitting software design process steps that are known to cost-effectively prevent and kill software bugs before they cause malfunction, such as performing regression testing. Key data points about The State of Embedded Systems Safety are summarizedare summarized in the below infographic.  Click on the image to download a free full-resolution version.


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