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Wednesday, October 12 • 14:00 - 14:50
Software Update for IoT: The Current State of Play - Chris Simmonds, 2net

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Many embedded Linux projects have a requirement to update the software on devices in the field. Recent security flaws in basic components such as OpenSSL and bash, combined with the interconnectedness of all things, have highlighted the problem and made it an absolute necessity. No doubt as a consequence of this, there is a lot of activity in this area.

In this presentation, I begin by looking at the basic requirements of an update mechanism: that it must be be atomic, robust and secure. Then I will look at specific solutions, including package feeds, and image-based updaters, such as swupdate, swupd and rauc. Finally, I will look at the idea of including the updater in an end-to-end software deployment system, as is provided by Mender, Resin.io and Brillo.

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Chris Simmonds

Consultant, 2net Ltd
Chris Simmonds is a software consultant and trainer living in southern England. He has almost two decades of experience in designing and building open-source embedded systems. He is the founder and chief consultant at 2net Ltd, which provides professional training and mentoring services... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Salon 4+5 London - Ground Level