This Synopsys study conducted by the VDC Research, a leading IT security research organization, was designed to understand organizations participating in safety- and/or security critical industries such as the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. Here, business interests are both intertwined and, in many cases, tied to personal or national safety and security. And the growing security threat landscape of connected systems is necessitating a broad and more holistic approach to software and security management.
A&D industry participants must navigate a complicated and often cumbersome ecosystem composed of inter-reliant network of defense organizations, systems integrators, OEMs, and OCMs. With today's proliferation of asymmetric cyber attack and exploitation, any claims of system safety or reliability must include considerations for the security of software that enables and controls system functionality.