The Amphion Forum Washington D.C. 2013 Call For Papers Is Now Open

By Robert Vamosi | 1/28/13 3:35 AM

The Amphion Forum call for papers is open for the upcoming Washington D.C. event in May 2013. According to Kurt Stammberger, CISSP and Amphion Forum Chair, new this year will be a up to $1000 travel expense reimbursement for academic, federal and non-profit organization speakers, if selected.

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Can Intel Conquer the Smart Device Market?

By JDavis | 9/30/10 2:54 PM

A recent blog post takes a look at Intel's move into the smart and mobile device market –– demonstrated by Intel's recent acquisitions of a number of mobile- and device-related companies. Among these are Wind River Systems, Texas Instruments' cable modem business, and most recently security software company McAfee -- which we recently posted about here. As posted on,

Will Intel turn itself into a growth company by grabbing big market share in the handheld world in coming years? And in the process take on ARM...the British chip firm that dominates mobile phones? [...]

The doubters don’t think Intel can commit itself to a business other than PCs, and that this effort, like others, will leave it still reliant on PC chip sales.

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Flaws Uncovered in Popular RTOS

By JDavis | 8/15/10 10:21 AM

Recently presented at the Security B-Sides and DEFCON conferences in Las Vegas, two critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in VxWorks, Wind River's popular embedded OS that is used in tens of thousands of designs for "smart devices" from organizations including Cisco, Apple and even NASA.

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