LDRA Hires Andrew Banks whose tenure boasts standards accolades of:
- MISRA Committee Chair
- Committee Member for Second Edition of ISO 26262
- Chair of BSI IST/15/-/26 for Software Testing
- MISRA representative to BSI IST/15 for Software and Systems Engineering
- Member of BSI IST/15-/20 for Bodies of Knowledge and Professionalization
From its inception in 1975, LDRA has advocated across all industries for the international development, adoption and enforcement of rigorous software standards that ensure the safety and security of software-based electronics systems. As champions of industry standards, LDRA has become the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, across all industries—automotive, avionics, rail, industrial safety, nuclear power, medical, and defense.
The hire of Andrew Banks, a 25-year veteran of safety standards development, affirms LDRA’s absolute commitment to continuing to drive industrial safety leadership—a discipline now increasingly challenged by widespread connectivity. After leading multiple coding standards initiatives in the avionics and defense space, Banks spent the last six years focused on ISO 26262 compliance for hybrid and electronic driveline technologies. This automotive expertise strongly complements the increased adoption of the LDRA tool suite by the automotive industry and enhancements made in the LDRA tool suite® for Automotive to streamline automotive safety- and security-compliance. At LDRA, Banks will promote LDRA’s advancements in ISO 26262 and MISRA compliance as well as support automotive customers in adopting safety- and security-compliance in their product design and development.
Connectivity, whether in automotive, medical, avionics, industrial controls, or rail transportation, has substantially increased the risk of malicious take-overs by hackers. Industrial safety and security standards provide an engineering process framework that integrates development processes for the comprehensive and systematic design of safety and cybersecurity into systems.
In the automotive space, the LDRA tool suite offers compliance to:
- ISO 26262, which addresses functional safety in the development of automotive systems
- SAE J3061, which provides a systematic framework for integrating cybersecurity into the design and development processes
- AUTOSAR C++14 Coding Standard, which offers an open, standardized software architecture for reliably controlling the growing complexity of electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles
- MISRA, CERT, and CWE coding guidelines, which enforce more secure, reliable, and maintainable code
The LDRA tool suite automates code reviews for compliance and the testing process as a whole, enabling developers to quickly identify and repair potential coding flaws and vulnerabilities, saving time and money in the production of high-assurance software applications. LDRA tools have been certified by SGS-TÜV SÜD and TÜV Saar in safety-critical environments under ISO 26262.