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Articles related to IoT security and privacy solutions for NFC, RFID, embedded systems and other low-resource computing devices–keeping products smart and secure in the Internet of Things.

Register for the December 15 Webinar on Quantum-Resistant Cryptography for the IoT

Published December 7, 2016 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

2nd webinar in our series – Join us for a technical deep dive of Secure RF’s protocol implementations and performance metrics for low-resource devices. Customer concerns related to IoT security are becoming more prevalent as IoT becomes more mainstream. However, many companies involved in the production of low-resource IoT devices driven by 32-, 16-, and even 8-bit processors are not able to implement contemporary security […]


Lightweight Cryptography for Embedded Systems in the IoT

Published November 29, 2016 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things

Until a few years ago, the security of embedded systems was seldom a priority for vendors or consumers. Embedded systems were typically not attached to public networks, and tampering with them was arduous and required specialized software skills. The threat level against them was low to non-existent. But now that embedded systems and processors are key components in the Internet of Things, the threat level […]


IoT Security Hacks With a Common Thread

Published November 21, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events

Security of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons. In addition to the recent DDoS takedown of Dyn, there were various hacking, ransomware and DDoS attacks that caught the attention of the security community. Let’s take a look at some of them: Philips Hue Hack Could Mean Lights Out Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science […]


SecureRF Offers IoT Embedded Security Development Kit and Demo of Multi-mode Sensor Tag at IDTechEx Show 2016

Published November 15, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events

Going to the IDTechEx show, Nov. 16-17 in Santa Clara, CA? Come to booth O33, where SecureRF will present its latest software and hardware solutions for providing identification, authentication, and data protection for your products in the Internet of Things. Free IoT Embedded Security Development Kit Developers looking for quantum-resistant, low-resource cryptography for their IoT products will be able to get our IoT Embedded Security […]


Quantum Computing’s Threat to Current Cryptosystems

Published November 10, 2016 by SecureRF in Cryptography

The computers and communication systems we use today rely on cryptographic systems commonly based on factoring large numbers or finding discrete logarithms. Both these methods are secure because conventional computers lack the sheer computational power needed to break them. For example, a recent factoring for RSA with a long key was RSA-220 (220 decimal digits, or 729 bits), which took an estimated 370 CPU years.  […]


SecureRF Offers its IoT Embedded Security Development Kit for the ARM Cortex-M0/M3 at ARM TechCon 2016

Published October 24, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security

If you’re responsible for developing ARM-based IoT products that require security at very low energy levels, be sure to visit us at booth 216, October 26-27, 2016 during Arm TechCon. We’ll be providing developers with our asymmetric, quantum-resistant Security Development Kit, ideally suited for FPGAs, ASICs, SOCs and other low-resource platforms that use ARM Cortex® M0/M3 processors. The kit includes routines to implement our Ironwood™ […]


Why Dyn Suffered a DDoS Attack and How Consumer IoT Device Security Vulnerabilities can be Addressed

Published October 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, IoT Security

Friday’s hack and DDoS attack on Dyn that brought down portions of the Internet within the US should not be much of a surprise to the cyber security community. For years, manufacturers have developed and sold IoT devices like IP Security Cameras or IP-connected DVR solutions that have baked-in login credentials. Often these credentials are installed for developer testing and left in by accident. However, […]


Register for the November 1 IoT Security Webinar

Published October 21, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security

Devices driven by 8- or 16-bit processors don’t have the compute and memory resources to incorporate ECC security with acceptable runtimes and resource allocation, but many still require authentication and/or data protection. It’s a problem that is escalating as IoT and IIoT become mainstream and customer concerns about security issues increases. On Tuesday, November 1, SecureRF will host a webinar to cover the challenges in […]


SecureRF CEO to Speak at IIoT University and Offer High-performance Internet of Things Security Solutions for 8- and 16-bit Processors at Sensors Midwest

Published September 27, 2016 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

Sensors driven by 8- or 16-bit processors typically don’t have the compute and memory resources to incorporate ECC authentication and security with acceptable runtimes and resource allocation. It’s a problem that is escalating as IoT and IIoT become mainstream and concerns about security issues increase. What’s a design engineer to do? How to Solve the IoT Security Conundrum for Low-Resource Devices SecureRF’s low-resource cryptographic solutions […]


Top IoT Security Vulnerabilities

Published September 20, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, Security

As consumers become more familiar with the Internet of Things, they’re opening their eyes to the IoT security threats that come with greater connectivity. And many of the threats that they fear the most are also on the radars of industry professionals. Consumers, according to a recent survey by Vormetric, fear hacking attacks on cars and home security cameras the most. They are also concerned […]


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