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SecureRF Presenting at Air Force Sustainment Center Small Business Industry Days

On July 14th – 15th, SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks, presented the revolutionary Veridify Anti-Counterfeiting Method at the Air Force Sustainment Center Small Business Industry Days event in Macon, GA. Veridify is the world’s first “linear-in-time” security method addressing authentication and data protection for the global supply chain. To learn more about the event, click here.

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SecureRF Honored for Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Innovations for the Internet of Things

SecureRF Corporation was recognized by The Security Innovation Network (SINET) for delivering the most advanced anti-counterfeiting solutions for high-value products in both the commercial and defense sectors. The “SINET 16” winners are best-of-class security companies addressing industry and government’s most pressing needs and requirements. SINET is an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private…

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Meeting the Standards That Don't Apply

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute put together The Maui Smart Grid Project team to evaluate new smart-grid technologies and collect feedback from the community. A recent article in the Maui News, Smart Grid Project Concerns Addressed, said : The project team considers the safety and satisfaction of participants extremely important, and there…

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Privacy More Then Security Is In the News

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher I try to contribute to the RFID Security blog every week. Today is Friday and I realized it has been over 2 weeks since my last entry. Why? Recently the news from the RFID industry has been slow and kind of boring (or for some, depressing) while the topic of…

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A New Year, An Old Story

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The January/February 2009 issue of Technology Review, Published by MIT included this article – RFID’s Security Problem: Are U.S. passport cards and new state driver’s licenses with RFID truly secure? Since this is an MIT publication and I know this institution has researchers and alumni involved in the field of…

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Cybersecurity, it's not just for individuals any more.

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher We have all heard about individuals dealing with identity theft and other cybersecurity issues. Recently the topic of cybersecurity for the U.S. government and the enterprise has been in the news. 1. A new study commissioned by Lumension Security and conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that cybercrime and outsourcing…

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No Surprise: Border-Crossing Cards Can Be Copied

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The Wall Street Journal posted an article called Border-Crossing Cards Can Be Copied.  It is based on a paper (EPC RFID Tags in Security Applications: Passport Cards, Enhanced Drivers Licenses, and Beyond) and set of FAQ that have been posted on the website of RSA Laboratories, a division of EMC…

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Briefing on Federal RFID-Enabled Documents

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher I found a briefing from The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) called Security and Privacy Issues Associated With Federal RFID-Enabled Documents. The CDT is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to promoting the democratic potential of today’s open, decentralized global Internet. Our mission is to conceptualize, develop, and implement…

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Security and Other Issues with e-Passport Production

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher This week Bill Gertz at the Washington Times wrote an exclusive series about the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the production of e-Passports. These RFID enabled passports have a computer chip and antenna embedded in the cover so that data can be read from a distance. Here are the highlights of…

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The Response to the Response

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher In response to the negative press about the U.S. Passport Cards there has been some feedback from those people involved with the program. It seems highly unusual for current and prior Government officials to write an opinion piece or a letter to the editor. Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Screening and…

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