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Security: The Key to Affordable Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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SECURITY: THE KEY TO AFFORDABLE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS • Inject faults: Simulation enables testers to inject faults into the system safely without infecting the actual system under test. This method allows them to study and respond to a wider vari- ety of potential attack vectors. • Debug unobtrusively: With simulation, testers can inspect and modify the state of the entire target system, at any level. This is convenient when debugging low-level code such as firmware and hardware drivers. With simulation, it is possible to take a comprehensive, holistic approach to uncovering and resolving security threats and accelerate every phase of developing, testing, and deploying security-sensitive unmanned aircraft systems. CONCLUSION The selection of system software for affordable UAS development is a business decision, not just a technical analysis. It is possible to see the business case for the use of commercial software based on open architecture systems and open standards. The business case has to assess how the system software addresses the full range of security issues in the UAS lifecycle. Wind River is supplying open standards–based systems with commercial off-the-shelf safety and security evidence. Affordable UAS development can be achieved through the use of commercial off-the-shelf solutions. This approach also allows developers to focus on innovation to give them a competitive advantage. Government organizations deploying next-generation UAS can benefit from this and field more affordable innovative platforms. Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company's technology is found in more than 2 billion devices, backed by world-class professional services and customer support. Wind River delivers the software and expertise that enable the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. © 2018 Wind River Systems, Inc. The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. Rev. 04/2018

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