Tag Archives: Systems Engineering

A Brief Introduction to Security Engineering

Background One of the great myths is that security is complicated, hard to understand, and must be opaque to be effective. This is mostly fiction perpetrated by people who would rather you did not question the security theater they are … Continue reading

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Software: Thoughts on Reliability and Randomness

Overview Software Reliability and Randomness are slippery concepts that may be conceptually easy to understand, but hard to pin down. As programmers, we can write the equivalent of ‘hello world’ in dozens of languages on hundreds of platforms and once … Continue reading

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Android Systems Engineering: A Quick Look Under the Hood

Overview Most of us we have become comfortable with the understanding that Android is a very specialized and customized version of Linux. The resulting level of customization does however render the OS sufficiently different that most general purpose Linux Systems … Continue reading

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