23.12.2022

From Bare Metal to Kernel Code:How Exhaustive Static Analysis Can Guarantee Airtight Security in Low-level Software and Firmware

TrustInSoft’s new white paper examines how exhaustive static analysis can guarantee airtight security in low-level software and firmware applications… and why traditional static analysis and software testing can’t

Why Do You Need To Achieve Airtight Security in Low-Level Software and Firmware?

The widespread proliferation of connectivity in embedded systems has made low-level code—the hardware-specific code found in device firmware, OS kernels and other so-called “bare-metal” applications—critical to the cybersecurity of those systems.

 

As a result, low-level code has also become an inviting target for malicious software hackers.

 

Coding flaws in low-level code create vulnerabilities that hackers love to exploit. Once they breach those low-level layers, hackers have access to the hardware below, any application layers above and any sensitive data that lies within.

 

Unfortunately, standard software verification methods like conventional static analysis and software testing are not up to the task of securing today’s connected devices; they cannot provide a guarantee that all coding defects and vulnerabilities have been eliminated.

 

There is, however, an available alternative that can provide just such a guarantee. That alternative is called exhaustive static analysis.

 

In our new white paper, “From Bare Metal to Kernel Code: How Exhaustive Static Analysis Can Guarantee Airtight Security in Low-level Software and Firmware,” developers of operating systems, device firmware and other embedded, bare-metal applications will learn:

 

  • Why low-level code has become the bedrock of cybersecurity
  • The extent to which low-level code has become the target of cyberattacks
  • Why attacks on low-level code applications present such a serious risk to businesses
  • Common vulnerabilities and low-level code and examples of how they can be exploited
  • Why traditional static analysis and software testing are poorly suited to verifying the security of low-level code applications
  • How exhaustive static analysis is different from traditional static analysis and why it is so much more effective in ensuring cybersecurity
  • Why exhaustive static analysis is ideally suited to removing bugs from low-level code
  • How exhaustive static analysis can guarantee that your low-level code is defect-free

 

and much more.

 

To get your FREE copy of From Bare Metal to Kernel Code: How Exhaustive Static Analysis Can Guarantee Airtight Security in Low-level Software and Firmware, simply fill out the brief form to the right and click the button marked GET YOUR FREE WHITE PAPER.

 

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