Embedded Executive: Tom Ricoy, Cigent

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

April 11, 2023

Embedded Executive: Tom Ricoy, Cigent

Most security prevention methods aim at detecting when a hack is occurring. Hence, term detection-based security. By embedded your cyber-security inside your memory subsystem, you make it prevention-based, essentially stopping the attack before it occurs.

To be honest, I did not understand what that meant, so I spoke to Tom Ricoy, an officer at Cigent, to explain how it works on this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.


Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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