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IoT Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Cities

Published May 18, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, Security Threats

As IoT devices become smaller and cheaper, more cities are leveraging them to transform themselves into smart cities. Smart cities use IoT devices and technologies to improve the efficiency of their services and assist their citizens in a variety of ways. Smart city IoT applications include: Traffic-management systems that reduce congestion and save money on infrastructure repairs; Trash bins on city streets and in parks […]


The Value of Data Protection in the Internet of Things

Published May 8, 2017 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Hacks, Internet of Things, IoT Security, Privacy, Security, Security Threats

The IoT is made up of billions of devices that collect and share data. If this data is not properly secured, it puts both end-users and manufacturers at risk for all sorts of disastrous consequences. For example, the data collected by a smart thermostat can reveal when someone is home based on their heating and cooling settings. If this information is not adequately protected, thieves […]


SecureRF’s IoT Security Solutions Available on the Arrow Chameleon96 Community Board

Published March 13, 2017 by SecureRF in Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events

SecureRF’s asymmetric (public-key) cryptographic protocols are available on the new Arrow Chameleon96 community board. The company’s security tools enable deployment of small, fast and ultra-low-energy solutions providing integrity, authentication and non-repudiation for IoT devices. IoT devices are often deployed with little or no protection because most security solutions do not have acceptable runtimes, need a network connection, and require labor-intensive administration of a universal key […]


SecureRF & BaySand Provide Quantum-Resistant Security for ASIC-powered IoT Devices

Published February 27, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events

SecureRF has joined forces with BaySand, the leader in application-configurable ASICs, to deliver fast, quantum-resistant authentication and data protection solutions for low-resource IoT devices. Through this partnership, companies can quickly, effortlessly and economically develop high performance, energy-efficient devices using ASICs that deliver strong security. Security is a necessity for most IoT devices. However, 32-, 16-, and 8-bit IoT devices are often deployed with little or […]


Webinar Replay Available: Rapidly Securing Constrained IoT Devices

Published February 16, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, News & Events, Webinar

Security is critical for most IoT devices. However, these constrained devices are often deployed with inadequate security because most data protection and authentication solutions are too resource-intensive. View our on-demand webinar to hear how you can secure low-resource IoT devices within a couple of days using asymmetric cryptography methods that do not overwhelm available memory and power, and do not require a network connection or […]


Register for our February 9 Webinar: Rapidly Securing Constrained IoT Devices

Published January 23, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, News & Events, Webinar

3rd webinar in our series: How to add authentication and data protection to your IoT devices in two days or less The rush to deploy connected devices such as industrial sensors, consumer electronics, vehicles, medical devices and wearables creates significant opportunities for manufacturers. However, many companies are risking brand damage, revenue loss and more by deploying these constrained IoT devices with inadequate security because most […]


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

Published December 13, 2016 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Internet of Things, IoT Security

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 through the mathematical foundations of WalnutDSA, which includes E-multiplication, our […]


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 […]


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