DevOps: Taking Your Infrastructure to the Next Level

High-performing DevOps teams state a 106x faster lead time, and a 7x lower change failure rate, than their lower-performing peers in a 2019 DORA/Google Cloud survey.

Already sold on DevOps? How well is your DevOps organization performing? What's your next step?

Join discussion on how simulation can help you level up your DevOps practices.

What you will learn:

  • How to remove bottlenecks caused by lack of hardware availability
  • Why (and how) choosing accuracy vs. speed may help you go faster
  • How nondestructive testing can save you money
  • How to test on 1 or 100 devices without doing 100x the work

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Realizing the DevOps Vision in Embedded Systems

DevOps and other modern CI/CD practices are being quickly adopted in enterprise software development and are making their way into the embedded world.

Market demands for ever more complex systems and faster development cycles mean that the adoption of more efficient development methodologies is rapidly turning into an absolute imperative for embedded systems companies. Even if you had infinite budget, there aren’t enough qualified engineers to get the work done. Using traditional embedded development methods wouldn’t allow the sort of gains that you would see by adopting more efficient methodologies.

Wind River® has risen to meet this trend by developing a portfolio of tools that enable the implementation of new DevOps processes. Wind River Linux, VxWorks®, Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform, and Wind River Studio all include critical features in their core architectures that facilitate the DevOps and CI/CD workflow, while Wind River Simics® provides the needed system simulation to avoid getting bogged down with test hardware.

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Deploying Containers in a RTOS World

Embedded development is modernizing and transforming digitally, changing forever — and for good. The Internet of Things and the advent of intelligent systems require network connectivity to collect data that can be used for monitoring and analytics. This persistent connectivity calls for constant upgrades and new capabilities as well as rapid fixes for security issues. One of the most efficient and effective ways to accomplish this is through containers.

This demonstration and discussion will touch on some of the embedded use cases where it makes sense to leverage container technology on an RTOS. We will show you how containers can empower a software developer to leverage open source, extend functionality after deployment, and adapt to changing specifications.

What you will learn:

  • Use cases for containers on both Linux and VxWorks
  • How to resource partitioning to maximize container benefits
  • How to rapidly deploy a new application for VxWorks using containers

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Redefining the Role of the RTOS

The world of embedded systems is undergoing a profound evolution. Once isolated and purpose-built, embedded systems are increasingly software-defined with much greater requirements for connectivity, reliability, and flexibility.

VxWorks® continues to lead this evolution with even greater capability, giving developers the power to be more productive and innovative. VxWorks enables embedded developers to take a modern approach to build next-generation embedded designs without compromising security, safety, reliability, and performance.

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10 Properties of Secure Embedded Systems

Discover 10 principles that together will protect your organization’s systems.

The number of security flaws published last year made 2020 the fourth consecutive year to break records in the number of recorded vulnerabilities. It’s time to change how we think about securing embedded systems.

This white paper covers the most important security design principles that, if adhered to, give you a fighting chance against any attacker who seeks to gain unauthorized access, reverse engineer, steal sensitive information, or otherwise tamper with your embedded system.

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10 Best Practices for Secure Embedded Systems

Learn the latest threats to your embedded systems and how to protect against them — even when attackers have already struck.

The number of security flaws published last year made 2020 the fourth consecutive year to break records in the number of recorded vulnerabilities (US-CERT Vulnerability Database). We must change how we think about securing embedded systems.

Join Wind River® for a discussion of the current threat landscape and a look at 10 principles that can achieve a multiplicative effect in helping your organization protect embedded systems.

You will learn:

  • The modern threat landscape for embedded systems
  • Why it’s impossible to always keep all attackers out
  • How to protect a system that an attacker has already breached
  • 10 fundamental and essential properties of secure embedded systems

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Smart Linux Solutions for the Intelligent Edge

Linux is the default environment for most software developers and is a popular choice for embedded solutions. However, one of Linux’s greatest strengths, and to some extent its biggest challenge, is that it comes in so many flavors and varieties, each well suited to a particular use case.

Commercially supported embedded Linux is the primary alternative to RYO. Not only are the long-term support and maintenance costs much lower but the technical, business, and legal risks of commercially supported embedded Linux are much lower as well. Commercial vendors can also provide full development services, including platform, services, maintenance, and support, which increase productivity and reduce the overhead of maintaining your own unique embedded Linux distribution.

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ZenKey: A Network-Based Identity Solution

As threats of data breaches, identity theft, and large-scale fraud seem to grow daily, millions of online users also face the burden of managing multiple passwords. The digital economy is growing faster than ever and so is the need for a radically new identity management solution. One that eliminates passwords and provides seamless, user-centric security. One that provides privacy controls with a high level of confidence.

That solution is here. Introducing ZenKey. A joint-venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, that provides a highly secure network-based identity solution. It delivers a seamless experience with unique fraud detection signals that only the largest mobile carriers can provide.

Why ZenKey is Better

The ZenKey identity solution provides multi-factor authentication and authorization based on a user’s mobile device and network attributes. It integrates the trusted security attributes of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card with the OpenID Connect1 authentication protocols.

An identity solution generally includes four key actors – (1) Users, (2) Identity Providers, (3) Relying Parties, and (4) a Governance Body. The Users are entities for which the identity solution provides authentication and authorization. The Identity Providers manage user attributes to validate, process, and assure digital transactions on behalf of Users. The Relying Parties accept user assurances from Identity Providers to allow service access. This is the standard structure. But what makes ZenKey a better option?

To learn more about the ZenKey identity solution, fill out the form and download the detailed White Paper.

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ZenKey: Cellular Network Enhances Security

In 2020, we saw the pandemic accelerating the digital transformation three-fold. In 2021, the ability to adapt to the predominance of the digital realm will make or break businesses across industry verticals. Fraudsters watch and wait while consumers struggle to manage each of the accounts integral to their daily lives

The coin of this digital realm, for service providers of any stripe and consumers alike, is identity. Historically, the relationship has been one-way; a user authorized a provider to act on his/her/their behalf. The accelerating reliance on digital access to services, along with increasing legal and social demands to protect PII (personal identifiable information), means everyone must rethink identity.

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The 2021 Tidelift open source maintainer survey

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about how they fund their work, what they enjoy about being a maintainer, what they don’t like so much, along with a host of other interesting insights.

Over the following pages, we’ll share nine of the most interesting findings with you.

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Thinking upstream about White House cybersecurity order 14028

A few months ago, the U.S. White House released cybersecurity executive order 14028, an attempt by the United States government to use its purchasing power to create positive changes to the way cybersecurity is addressed around the world.

Recent high profile breaches like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or the SolarWinds software supply chain attack have shown that our cybersecurity defenses are woefully inadequate. This executive order forces a higher standard of cybersecurity for any organization selling software to the federal government, which in turn makes it the de facto global standard for all software in the future.

Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer shares his perspective on how the cybersecurity executive order impacts software supply chain security. He’ll brief attendees on the key issues addressed by the executive order, including software bill of materials (SBOM), supply chain security, and provenance requirements. He’ll outline the gaps that most organizations will need to close in order to stay in compliance. And he’ll share a proactive approach to addressing open source software supply chain health and security upstream.

If you want to ensure your organization is fully prepared for the coming changes, you won’t want to miss this briefing.

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Cooking with Tidelift

When cooking for friends or family, many of us go out of the way to seek the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible. You may have favorite producers at the local farmers market, or brands from the grocery that you've come to know and trust. But when choosing the ingredients that make up our open source applications, we often bring in new libraries without any guarantees that they are safe and well maintained.

We wanted to distill the idea of managing open source down to something so simple, you could explain it to a child, so that’s why we wrote a children’s book about enterprise open source software management. Yes, we just used the phrases “children’s book” and “enterprise open source software” in the same sentence.

We call it Cooking with Tidelift, and it will show you how we can help you create catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components to ensure your apps are as safe and healthy as they can be.

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Securing Every Step of Your SaaS Journey

The impact on IT and security teams has been significant, and it has also created new and unique opportunities for attackers. Security is an essential component in every step of your SaaS journey, from migration to transformation and modernization to optimization and efficiency. As businesses progress on their cloud transformation journey, cybersecurity is getting more attention and organizations are looking for solutions to help secure and protect their applications and data.

Fortunately, there’s an effective solution, cloud providers like Amazon offer a full range of services to manage data security in the Cloud. From infrastructure hardening to threat detection, AWS provides comprehensive services to maximize data security in cloud computing environments. Working with a managed cloud services provider, you can leverage the experience of a team of cloud experts for less than the cost of a full time employee.

In this Ebook, we’ll discuss how to integrate the proper security protocol into each step of your modernization journey and how Mission Cloud Secure can help you modernize your IT infrastructure without sacrificing security.

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10 Best Practices for Reducing Spend in AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) forever changed the world of IT when it entered the market in 2006 offering services for pennies on the dollar. While its prices have come down significantly over the years, many companies learned the hard way that moving to the public cloud didn’t always achieve the cost savings they expected.

In fact, organizations have frequently noticed public cloud bills two to three times higher than expectations. This doesn’t mean that moving to the public cloud is a mistake. The public cloud provides huge benefits in agility, responsiveness, simplified operation, and improved innovation but the reality of the cloud is that costs steadily rise over time, and without clear insight into what drives your spend, strategic cost reduction is impossible.

In this book, you will learn the 10 best practices for reducing spend in AWS, so you can start optimizing your cloud for spend and performance today.

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12 Hidden Costs and Hurdles to Managing AWS Infrastructure

Cloud adoption is booming. Gartner estimates that spending on cloud services grew 6 percent in 2020 to a total market value of $257.9 billion. While there are several large public cloud players, Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest, with 45 percent of the market share for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and more than 1 million active users.

But, even with an estimated 91 percent of organizations now using a public cloud, many lack the bandwidth, internal resources, and expertise to properly manage their infrastructure. Aspects like monitoring, proactive improvements, and cost optimization typically require substantial legwork that may occupy engineers and pull them away from core business initiatives.

Without the right resources and expertise, managing your own AWS infrastructure can lead to:

  • Costly outages due to hard-to-use monitoring tools.
  • Never achieving a proactive approach.
  • Overpaying for cloud services.

In this Ebook, we will review 12 hidden costs and hurdles to managing AWS infrastructure on your own, and how working with a managed cloud service provider like Mission can help leverage AWS to accelerate your business.

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