Some Software Update Requirements
draft-farrell-iotsu-00

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Abstract

The importance of software update as a mitigation for vulnerabilities discovered after deployment is widely recognised for both desktop and data centre applications and infrastructure. However, in the case of smaller devices, whether running on challenged networks or platforms or not, the situation is much worse, perhaps a decade or more behind that in better developed contexts. This memo proposes requirements for software update in situations where none is currently deployed, argues that that is the right target. In doing this, and perhaps somewhat in contrast to a vendor-driven approach, the interests of the individual device owner are emphasised.

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Stephen Farrell (stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie)

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