Alain Iamburg, Security Consultant at Fishnet Security outlines how certain design decisions will affect the security of the device. It is difficult to deploy large-scale security patches to embedded devices as compared to traditional computers. So, Alain has created an open-source learning tool called Purposely Vulnerable Embedded Device (PVED).

This device is intended to assist in learning hardware security assessment techniques that are used for low-level auditing of other devices with embedded software.