Applying Defense in Depth Principles to Avionics

The concept of Defense in Depth involves applying a multifaceted approach to manage risk so that if one defensive layer fails, subsequent defensive layers will prevent a breach. Defense in Depth is commonly referred to as the “castle approach” because it reflects the layered defenses of a medieval castle. Attackers of a castle must overcome several obstacles before reaching the throne room: the moat, the gate, and even flaming arrows from a keep.

Key strategies for winning IT talent in competitive markets

Key strategies for winning IT talent in competitive markets

The number of technology-related job opportunities is expected to increase 12 percent by 2024 according to a report by Modis. This might be a great stat for people entering the industry, but it also means that competition for this talent is going to commensurately increase. Anyone who’s been in our industry over the last decade knows this isn’t anything new; just five short years ago we were already struggling to get people to apply. 
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Defeating DevOps Drift: A Continuous Improvement Approach

Defeating DevOps Drift: A Continuous Improvement Approach

Once your organization has embraced and implemented a DevOps approach to software development, the work shouldn’t end there. Your team may have a streamlined DevOps strategy that fosters a culture of continuous delivery, but they still need to avoid falling into the trap of a drifting or coasting mentality.
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5 phases to get NIST compliant fast

5 phases to get NIST compliant fast

While your calendar is flurried with holiday dates, you should already be aware of one deadline – Dec. 31, 2017. It’s the date by which anyone holding U.S. government data must comply with the security directives surrounding controlled unclassified information (CUI), known as National Institute of Standards (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Revision 1.
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How Systems Engineering Can Help Avoid Product Development Pitfalls

How Systems Engineering Can Help Avoid Product Development Pitfalls

Product development programs all start with great optimism regarding their potential to provide an excellent product to customers, along with excellent profits to the company. But research shows that a majority of product developments end in failure. The reasons for each failure are unique, but the overarching reason often can be described as the lack of systems engineering.
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Three Product Development Traps you Don’t Know You’re Falling In

Three Product Development Traps you Don’t Know You’re Falling In

Product developments are becoming progressively more difficult. A primary reason for this is that the products being developed today aren’t just products — they’re complex, interconnected systems. A system is a collection of individual parts that work together to accomplish something that no single component could do on its own. The result of living in the “Systems Age” is nearly every product developed is both a system on its own, and works as part of a larger, interconnected system.
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BBQ Smoker Process Controller

BBQ Smoker Process Controller

When the folks at Base2 Solutions are presented with an everyday challenge, you know they’ll attack it with a collective engineering mindset! Even something routine as BBQ was given the Systems Engineering treatment this past summer when a team of B2Sers used Industrial Process Automation to create a Smoker Process Controller.

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