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Practical Embedded Security by Timothy Stapko

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CHAPTER 1 Computer Security Introduction and Review

This chapter is intended to provide a quick introduction to computer security for embedded systems engineers who may not have a formal background in computer science and computer security. For the more advanced reader, this chapter serves as a review of computer security before delving into the later material. This chapter is by no means a complete treatment of the theory behind computer security—literally hundreds of books have been written on the subject—but it should at least provide a basic context for all readers. At the end of the chapter, we will provide a list of further reading for readers wanting a deeper treatment of the theory. We will briefly touch on the most important concepts, ...

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