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Future-proof TCU-ECU security for automotive systems

By: Khaldoun Albarazi, Market Development Engineer, STMicroelectronics and Drake Smith, Vice President of Engineering, SecureRF Developing and providing connected systems in automobiles is a high growth, exciting market–with a problem. Security is increasingly important yet many of the devices in these systems are vulnerable. One of the issues is that current security methods, such as ECC and RSA, are…

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WalnutDSA Presented at NIST’s First PQC Standardization Conference

On April 11, NIST held their first Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference, an important milestone in the project and the effort to find and standardize quantum-resistant security solutions. More about this project and SecureRF’s involvement can be found here. The workshop brought together presenters of more than 60 submitted solutions to NIST’s call for quantum-resistant,…

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NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project and SecureRF

Quantum computing is moving  from theory to reality. MIT and commercial entities including IBM, Microsoft, and Google have already delivered elementary quantum computing platforms. When large-enough quantum computers are built, known algorithms will be able to weaken or break most of the public-key methods now in use. Concerns over the security threat this represents are…

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Interview: Louis Parks on “Securing Our Future” with Peggy Smedley

Louis Parks (CEO, SecureRF) recently appeared on The Peggy Smedley Show podcast (Episode 545). In a segment titled “Securing Our Future,” Parks covered the history of public-key security, the importance of securing low-resource processors, and SecureRF’s future-proof authentication and data protection solutions for 8-, 16-, and 32-bit processors. Parks also explained the threat quantum computers pose…

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NIST Accepts SecureRF’s WalnutDSA for Evaluation

SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) has been accepted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for evaluation as a standard for post-quantum, public-key cryptography. NIST expects to perform multiple rounds of evaluation over a period of three to five years on all of the methods submitted. WalnutDSA is a fast, easy-to-implement, low-energy solution…

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New Paper: Kayawood Key Agreement Protocol

SecureRF has published a new paper, “Kayawood, a Key Agreement Protocol,” which introduces a group-theoretic key agreement protocol that leverages the known NP-Hard shortest word problem (among others) to provide an Elgamal-style, Diffie-Hellman-like method. The paper also discusses the implementation of and behavioral aspects of Kayawood, introduces new methods to obfuscate braids using Stochastic Rewriting, and…

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Women in Tech: Iris Anshel (Chief Scientist, SecureRF)

Iris Anshel, Chief Scientist at SecureRF, is featured in EE Times’s “Women in Tech: 25 Profiles in Persistence.” She was interviewed along with 24 other women in tech—including scientists, engineers, and executives—from companies such as Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments. In the interview, Anshel talks about using her background in combinatorial group theory to develop cryptographic primitives and protocols…

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Louis Parks Interviewed at ARM TechCon About IoT Security

Internet of Things (IoT) security was a hot topic at ARM TechCon 2017. Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF, talked with EDACafe.com about IoT security challenges and SecureRF’s quantum-resistant, public-key security solutions for small devices such as ARM Cortex-M series processors. The complete interview is now available. SecurRF’s future-proof, ultra-low-energy security tools enable developers to quickly add authentication…

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SecureRF Profiled at StaceyOnIoT.com

SecureRF and its CEO Louis Parks were recently profiled by Stacey Higginbotham in the weekly IoT-based Stacey Knows Things newsletter and at StaceyOnIoT.com. Parks described some of the various challenges associated with securing the IoT, and he talked to Higginbotham about SecureRF’s cryptography solutions for low-resource devices, such as 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers.

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Imminent Arrival of Quantum Computers Spells Danger for Private Data

In a blog post we published last November, we reported that quantum computers might be available in the next ten to fifteen years. However, with companies including Google and IBM significantly ramping up their efforts to make quantum computing a reality, it is likely that commercial availability for these “super computers” will arrive ahead of…

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