Military Embedded Systems


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April 20, 2021


By Rich Kellen, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Wind River

By 2030 machines will connect, sense, predict, and comprise a significant portion of the U.S. economy by then ($7T) for industries as diverse as industrial manufacturing and aerospace and defense.

This puts new and undiscovered challenges in front of us. With tens of billions of devices processing vast arrays of data across the intelligent edge — in motion in near-latency-free time — this data will be both immediately valuable and potentially vulnerable especially in military supply chain. Threats will need to be handled within a more dynamic process.

Security is foremost among those challenges. Adversarial threats are only getting more complex, so, designing security protocols to thwart them is equally complex. More than half of technology leaders see multiple security concerns directly connected to digital transformation initiatives, including increased cybersecurity risks (53%), cybercriminal sophistication (56%), and increased threat surface (53%). Such risks are creating vulnerabilities exist throughout the defense supply chain from the component manufacturer to the system designer to the deployed warfighter network.  These threats are compounded by another concern shared by 40% of CISOs, CTOs, and CIOs: namely, the problems caused by rigid technology infrastructure — the sort of infra- structure tightly associated with embedded systems.

Wind River®, the leader in mission-critical intelligent systems, is bringing together some of the foremost thinkers in cloud, cybersecure data, and the future of security. Listen as they plot a pathway to the future in mission-critical intelligent systems in defense, aerospace, and industrial applications.  

Listen to four globally respected security, governance, and cyber experts as they plot a pathway to a successful future where safe, secure, and cyber protected are common design elements in successful intelligent systems in defense and aerospace systems and networks .



Dr. David A. Bray, Inaugural Director at Atlantic Council GeoTech Center and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition



Window Snyder, security industry veteran and former Chief Security Officer at Square, Inc.



Dr. Eric Cole, Founder, Secure Anchor Consulting



Wendy Frank, Cyber 5G Leader and Principal, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory at Deloitte & Touche LLP



Panel moderator:
Cyra Richardson, Chief Product Officer, Wind River



Event host:
Rich Kellen, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Wind River



This summit will bring together some of the leading thinkers in cloud, cybersecure data, and the future of security. You’ll also participate in a “speed networking” session where you can meet other attendees with similar interests based on your profile. 


  • Expert presentations on the security risks and opportunities of 5G, how to bake-in security resilience for the future, and the importance of security metrics 
  • Discussion panel of globally respected security, governance, and cyber experts 
  • A "speed networking" session with peers and leaders with similar interests 
  • Access to new executive research from Forbes: Characteristics of Intelligent Systems, March 2021 
  • An exclusive offer for a limited number of security audits for VxWorks® customers

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