Security Awareness

In order for a system to be useful, it needs to interact with the environment and provide some level of functionality. Historically, embedded systems were mostly islands – that is, they provided their functionality in a stand-alone manner, and weren’t connected, or had limited connectivity to other systems. With these kinds of systems, it was relatively easy to analyze their security – the number of ways of getting in and compromising the operation was extremely limited.


Grant Courville GCourville@qnx.com

Grant Courville

As director of product management, Grant Courville is responsible for directing QNX Software Systems’ worldwide product strategy across a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, M2M, and medical. His 25 years of experience in the embedded industry includes 20 years with QNX in a wide range of roles in software development, engineering management, application engineering, sales and services. Grant’s QNX experience is complemented by prior leadership positions in marketing with Curtiss-Wright Controls and Tilcon Software. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence College in Microcomputer Engineering Technology, and has extensive MBA-level training in marketing, finance, and management.