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Cryptography

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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Sensor Security in Manufacturing and Construction IoT Applications

Manufacturing and construction depend on large networks of sensors, actuators and controllers to operate, control and monitor systems and processes. Much of the equipment used in these industries comes with built-in devices for sensing, data collection and communicating. The data flowing through these devices helps both industries meet a number of requirements including efficiency, safety,…

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Webinar Replay Available: Quantum-resistant Cryptography for the IoT

Customer concerns related to IoT security are becoming more prevalent as IoT moves into the 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 solutions with acceptable runtime and resource allocation. This on-demand webinar is a special opportunity…

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Basics of Cryptography for Chip Design Engineers

The purpose of cryptography is to assure data protection, authentication, and non-repudiation (so no one can deny they took part in a communication). While codes and encryption have existed in one form or another since ancient times, it’s thanks to advances in electronic cryptographic systems since the 1970s that today we enjoy things like secure…

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SecureRF CTO Presents WalnutDSA Asymmetric Signature Scheme at NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2016

In a presentation at the NIST Lightweight Cryptographic Workshop 2016, Derek Atkins, SecureRF’s Chief Technology Officer, introduced the audience to WalnutDSA, our lightweight, public-key signature scheme for use in low-resource IoT devices. WalnutDSA’s major benefits, Atkins explained, include its quantum resistance and its rapid signature verification, especially in comparison with ECDSA. Atkins took the audience…

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Lightweight Cryptography for Embedded Systems in the IoT

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…

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Quantum Computing’s Threat to Current Cryptosystems

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,…

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SecureRF Announces Multi-Mode Sensor LIME Tag for the IoT, and an Update to its Credentialing Solution

New MY01 LIME Tag provides integrated Cellular, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), classic Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity on single platform with security and sensors MY01 utilizes Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) for identification, authentication and symmetric security for on-tag data protection Integrates with Veridify Internet of Things (IoT) cloud-based platform for real-time visibility and monitoring…

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SecureRF Announces Veridify, a Cloud based Platform and Application Suite Delivering Public Key Infrastructure to Tags and Devices in the IoT

SecureRF announces the availability of Veridify, a cloud based platform delivering Public Key Infrastructure for devices, sensors and tags in the IoT. Veridify includes PC, reader, and smartphone Apps featuring strong identification, authentication, and data protection that enable the rapid deployment of innovative solutions for low resources things including tags, smartcards, wireless sensors, and embedded…

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SecureRF Collaborates with University at Buffalo Mathematics Doctoral Students to Study Algebraic Eraser

SecureRF, a leading provider of security solutions for the Internet of Things, announces their participation in an innovative research program for math Ph.D. candidates with the University at Buffalo. This collaboration is supported by a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will provide the candidates with an opportunity to apply their knowledge to…

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