Sunday, March 21, 2010

Firmware Engineers of Northeast Ohio. Event Announcement: Security in Embedded Systems. March 30th, 2010

Do you and your regional Embedded System Brethren have any kind of physical get-togethers? Social Media is fine, but sometimes interaction with people who are actually completely present (not talking on their Cell Phone or playing with their computer, iPxD, etc ["Where ever you are be there"]), can be far more educational, because the conversations go in completely unexpected directions. It is also an excellent place to practice your soft skills, because someone there is going to have soft skill development issues similar to your own.

In the Cleveland Region, with some overlap in to nearby sections of Northwest Pennsylvania, Bob Scaccia, has put together the Firmware Engineers of Northeast Ohio.

I [Bob Scaccia] am very excited to announce our next joint FENEO (Firmware Engineers of Northeast Ohio) and IEEE Computer Society, Cleveland Section Event! I will be sending out the flier with all the details shortly. Please note that our membership has grown since our last meeting and we are now 78 strong in FENEO alone! I hope you will be able to join us! The last meeting was very well received and I'm sure this event will be another positive step for the firmware and computer engineering communities in the Northeast Ohio region!

Event Title: SECURITY IN EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
Event Date: March 30, 2010
Event Time: 5:45pm
Event Location: Lean Dog!
Event Sponsors: FENEO, IEEE, LeanDog, Actel, Mocana, and Victory Sales
Food & Parking: All compliments of LeanDog and IEEE Cleveland!
RSVP: Please send your RSVP to bob [ A T ] feneo.org. Please RSVP by March 28, 2010 to be sure to reserve your seat!

Event Description:

As embedded devices become more sophisticated the possibility of hacking and other nefarious actions become more possible. It is estimated that there will be between 15 and 20 billion devices (small embedded devices) with a $900 Billion USD market which is growing twice as fast as the PC market. Accordingly, this joint meeting of FENEO and IEEE Cleveland Computer Society will cover two topics in this broad area of embedded device security.

In the area of programmable hardware a representative of Actel, a FPGA manufacturer will be presenting security in programmable logic.

In the area of embedded firmware security Mocana will be discussing security standards.

The first presentation will be starting at 6:00 p.m. in order to finish both presentations at a reasonable hour. Seating is limited and the last presentation had the maximum number of people who could attend. Please reserve your place for these presentations.

LeanDog’s 'floating' office
1151 North Marginal Road Cleveland, OH, 44114
-parking is free at location.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
One (1) Credit Available
Bring your flyer for credit