The Zephyr Project Marks Milestones for Security and Product-Ready Maturity

July 1, 2020 Perry Cohen

The Zephyr™ Project announced it has made momentum in marking critical milestones for security and product-ready maturity. This comes after the NCC Group, a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, notified the Project of security issues discovered during an independent research study into Zephyr’s security posture.

“The Zephyr Project brings together a community of experts to participate on all aspects of the solution, from the standards to adopt, policies and processes to follow, and methodologies for build, test, maintenance, distribution and incident response,” said Zephyr Project governing board chair and technical product manager at Nordic Semiconductor Joel Stapleton, in a press release. “Our aim is to make a solution that developers can trust for the lifecycle of their products. This third-party research and our security team’s swift and proactive response to the vulnerabilities is the strength of open source and a testament to this community.” 

In a May 2020 report, NCC outlined the issues that were found and detailed how the Zephyr Project Security Committee was working to fix the issues.

According to the release, the fixes have been backported into Zephyr’s Long Term Support (LTS) and a maintenance release published.

For more information, visit www.zephyrproject.org.

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at <a href="mailto:perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com">perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com</a>. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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