Protect Critical IoT Devices with VxWorks Secure Boot and Secure Loading

Hacker attacks and attempts on national critical infrastructure continue to rise. VxWorks® provides essential security features to protect important equipment from serious attackers. This paper explains the mechanics of VxWorks secure boot and secure loading, including examples of how VxWorks makes use of hardware security features to assure that its software security is rooted in hardware.


  • VxWorks security options that protect devices from attacks, data theft, threats to intellectual property, and more 
  • Benefits of secure boot, which prevents a device from running an attacker’s software or running tampered software 
  • How secure loading provides the authentication mechanism for VxWorks-loaded user applications
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