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Recent Support for IoT Security and Quantum Technology Legislation

Small business owners are embracing the benefits of connected technologies and the IoT, but in many cases they are not addressing the security vulnerabilities that come with connected technologies. This type of behavior is encouraging lawmakers to propose IoT security legislation like California’s  connected devices security bill, the first of its kind. While federal legislation for IoT security…

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Consumers Are Concerned About IoT Security

Consumer adoption of smart devices is at an all-time high and poised to grow. Despite the continued growth of connected devices, many consumers are still concerned about the security of those devices, and for good reason. The cost of an attack on an IoT device is high – device manufacturers can potentially see penalties of hundreds…

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Critical IoT Security Issues in the News

As the number of IoT sensors and devices increases, so does the number and variety of threats to the networks they are connected to. Given the fact that many of these devices are not properly secured, security failures are almost inevitable. But the consequences of such access might be larger than what we previously imagined.…

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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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On the Path to a Secure Boot Solution for RISC-V

As the RISC-V ISA gains in popularity and more industries proceed with plans to build and deploy systems based on RISC-V technologies, the security requirements of those systems will grow. One avenue that hackers have used to exploit systems has been to modify the firmware and cause it to misbehave. For example, one of the…

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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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Bloomberg: Most Connected Devices are Easy to Hack. This Company Says it Can Fix That.

Most smart, connected devices are often easy to hack because they have low-power, low-resource processors, making current methods of security impractical or impossible. As a result, these devices, and the networks they are connected to, are vulnerable to attack. SecureRF has an answer–its solutions are aimed specifically at protecting the low-power processors that run internet-connected appliances and other…

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SecureRF to Showcase Future-Proof Security Solutions for Low-Resource Processors at Embedded World 2018

IoT developers looking for quantum-resistant authentication and data protection solutions for their embedded devices and processors will find the smallest and fastest solutions from SecureRF on display at Embedded World 2018.   We will be giving live demonstrations of their methods that are more than 90 times faster than ECC daily on the show floor. The…

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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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SecureRF Solutions Named “Best Technology” for 2017 by The Linley Group

SecureRF has received The Linley Group’s 2017 Analysts’ Choice Award for “Best Technology.” Selected from a strong list of innovative security providers, SecureRF is being recognized for its quantum-resistant, public-key solutions, including Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm™ (WalnutDSA™) and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol™ (Ironwood KAP™), which provide fast, small-footprint, ultra-low-energy authentication and data protection for low-resource devices.…

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