Guest Editors' Introduction: Security and Trust in Embedded-Systems Design
SECURITY AND TRUST have become important considerations in the design of virtually all modern embedded systems, such as mobile phones, multimedia players, game consoles, automotive electronics, medical electronics, sensors, and RFID tags. Multiple trends are at the basis of this evolution. First, various security-sensitive functions have moved from general purpose computers to networked embedded devices. Such devices often contain the sensitive personal data, including information that can be used to impersonate one or exercise the purchasing power - clearly, they need to operate in a trusted and secure manner.