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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 […]


The Biggest IoT Security Threat: Failure of Imagination

Published April 24, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

IoT security experts agree that a rise in security failures is inevitable this year given that more and more companies are deploying IoT sensors and devices, many of which are not properly secured. In fact, analysts with Forrester and Strategic Cyber Ventures go so far as to predict widespread and large-scale security breaches. We believe the real reason for weak security is not a failure […]


Sensor Security in Manufacturing and Construction IoT Applications

Published March 30, 2017 by SecureRF in Cryptography, IoT Security

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, quality and productivity. A successful attack can compromise any or […]


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 […]


Six IoT Security Predictions

Published February 18, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

These IoT security predictions are based on our experiences throughout the past year, as well as our observations of consumer behavior and the IoT marketplace in general. While there are some clear trends that we predict will gather momentum, the future of IoT security has some uncertainties that are also discussed below. New, Unexpected Things in the Internet of Things Will Increase Security Breaches There […]


Challenges of Cryptography for Low-energy Devices in the IoT

Published January 10, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices have constraints on the amount of energy available to them. Examples include wireless sensors, RFID tags, NFC tags, smart cards and machine-to-machine (M2M) microcontrollers. Like most other connected devices, they need to be secured by cryptography that provides fast identification, authentication and data protection. However, while their low-energy usage confers many advantages in design and applicability, it is also […]


Webinar Replay Available: Jumpstart your IoT Security Project

Published January 5, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Webinar

Devices driven by 8- or 16-bit processors don’t have the compute and memory resources to incorporate ECC security with acceptable runtimes and resource allocation, but many still require authentication and/or data protection. As IoT and IIoT adoption grows and customer concerns about security issues increase, so does the need for a solution. Watch our webinar in which we discuss these challenges, review current security options, […]


Cryptographic Security for Keyless Car Entry Systems – Not Gone in 60 Seconds

Published December 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Hacks, IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

Recent news reports from sources including Insurance Journal, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the TODAY Show have highlighted a critical security weakness in some cars and trucks equipped with keyless remotes and pushbutton ignitions. As demonstrated in the following TODAY Show video, thieves are using small, handheld devices that wirelessly replicate the signal of car key fobs to unlock and drive away vehicles in […]


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