All Round Protection

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For many applications data collected in the field must be stored onto removable memory devices. Michael Barrett, MD of Nexus Industrial Memory, provides guidance on what to look for when selecting a drive for use in harsh environments. Data logging is at the heart of condition monitoring which, in the industrial sector, for example, is at the heart of predictive…

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How might an embedded system be attacked?

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IIoT-enabled operating technology (OT) embedded systems are exposed to risks from the moment their comms ports open. In this blog we’ll ask and answer the question ‘How might an embedded system be attacked?’ by considering the two common types of attack. Historically, embedded systems have been relatively secure. To steal data or install a rogue program, a hacker would need…

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How to securely erase an SSD and deliver sustainable embedded cybersecurity

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SSDs are increasingly popular as a method for storing data, but they also open up the risk of cyberattacks. Secure erasing them is ideal for optimising PC performance, but also necessary for critical applications in case of attacks or data breaches. Thanks to an innovation from Flexxon, not only this security problem, but also multiple other issues created by using…

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Lead times lengthen and prices increase

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I wanted to share a couple of thoughts on the current manufacturing and supply issues around semi-conductors. It really is a significant problem at the moment – you know it’s bad when it reaches the mainstream media; just the other day I read in The Times newspaper that a couple of UK start-ups are in danger of going out of…

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Why OEMs serving motorsports steer towards industrial memory

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Electronic systems tend not to like high vibration levels or G forces, but sometimes they just can’t be avoided; they’re just aspects of the harsh environments. It’s no surprise therefore that when removable industrial memory devices are used in motorsports – for quick data transfer in the pits for example – that industrial grade (test to MIL vibration specs) solutions…

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Standing the test of time

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Having promised to write another post sooner, time has flown by; who knew each week in UK  lockdown could feel so fleeting?! A few weeks ago I wrote about Datakey RUGGEDrive, this time it is the turn of Datakey Serial Memory. Serial memory is where it all started for Datakey and is still the core range. Is Serial Memory for you?…

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Opportunity on the road to recovery

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I wrote this post back in week 8 of lockdown in UK…….. I’ll admit that I’m starting to feel a little fatigued; especially now that the temperature has dropped and the four of us are cooped up in the house! I shouldn’t grumble though: in the UK we really have had the most remarkable run of good weather, which has…

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MD and teaching assistant

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We currently live in strange times. (Understatement of the century.) Most of us have been cooped up at home for a long time now, which comes with both joys and challenges. On one hand, I’m really enjoying spending more time just the four of us, as a family unit, well most of the time, anyway! On the other, it isn’t…

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State of play for us

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I thought it was important to provide an update to let you know the state of play for us here at Nexus at this difficult time for everyone. In terms of our operation, we’re operating as close to normal as possible, whilst ensuring we look after the health of our team. The majority of staff are working from home, with…

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