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SecureRF Profiled at

Published September 20, 2017 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Embedded Systems, IoT Security, Semiconductor

SecureRF and its CEO Louis Parks were recently profiled by Stacey Higginbotham in the weekly IoT-based Stacey Knows Things newsletter and at Parks described some of the challenges associated with securing the IoT, and he talked to Higginbotham about SecureRF’s cryptography solutions for low-resource devices, such as 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers. “As both security and IoT continue to gain attention, SecureRF has technology worth looking at,” […]

IoT Security News – Heart Hacks, Semiconductor Sales, and Wearables

Published September 13, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

It has been another interesting few weeks for IoT security experts, embedded systems engineers, and semiconductor manufactures. We have seen increased security threats, improved semiconductor sales, and positive news about wearable device shipments. Let’s review some of the more significant news items from the past several days. FDA Recall: 465,000 Pacemakers Vulnerable to a Wireless Hack A heart patient using a pacemaker must worry about […]

Interview: Five Minutes with Louis Parks, CEO, SecureRF

Published September 13, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Security, Semiconductor

Louis Parks (CEO, SecureRF) was recently interviewed by Rich Nass of Embedded Computing Design about SecureRF’s unique security solutions for IoT devices and its partnerships with semiconductor vendors and IP builders. Parks explained that the constrained devices, based on 8-,16-, and 32-bit processors, powering the IoT lack the computing and memory resources needed to implement legacy standard security methods like ECC. SecureRF addresses this problem with fast, small-footprint, energy-efficient authentication […]

US Senators and IoT Security: Why Proposed Legislation Matters to Device Makers

Published September 13, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Legislation

In the face of ever-increasing Internet of Things (IoT) security threats, the US government has started efforts to regulate IoT security with a new bill raised in the Senate. Should the bill become law, it will require IoT equipment sold to the government be patchable and meet specific security requirements. This bill comes at an opportune time, as IoT devices are increasingly deployed within the […]

SecureRF’s Security Toolkit for Intel’s DE10-Nano

Published August 29, 2017 by SecureRF in Embedded Systems, IoT Security, News & Events

Intel FPGA-SoC devices are well suited for a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including acting as an IoT gateway that can authenticate and control hundreds or thousands of remote endpoints. Developers using Intel’s DE10-Nano kit, which is based on a Cyclone V FPGA, can now implement SecureRF’s DE10-Nano Security Toolkit to protect applications without compromising computing and memory resources. SecureRF’s fast, ultra-low-energy, […]

IoT Security News – Still Many Ports of Entry for Malefactors

Published August 22, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

Every device connected to the internet is a potential point of vulnerability. As the following report shows, design engineers and developers must anticipate security threats at every stage between a device’s design and deployment. Remote Peeping into Bedrooms and Offices In June 2017, some residents of Dubai, UAE, discovered to their alarm that footage from surveillance cameras inside their homes and offices was streaming on […]

SecureRF Collaborates with Intel to Deliver Future-Proof Security Tools for IoT Designers

Published August 4, 2017 by SecureRF in Authentication, Embedded Systems, IoT Security, Semiconductor

Intel’s DE10-Nano kit, based on a system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA), is an ideal development platform for developers who require design flexibility while creating innovative applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, a new collaboration between Intel and SecureRF means developers using this board, which features a Cyclone V FPGA, can take advantage of SecureRF’s market-ready DE10-Nano Security Toolkit to protect their […]

Making the Business Case for IoT Security

Published July 28, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

If you’re an engineer working on products made for the Internet of Things (IoT), you understand the importance of device security, authentication, and data protection. You also know many P&L-fixated executives don’t see an immediate value in funding enhanced IoT product security. Even some of the most technically inclined business leaders have a hard time prioritizing security solutions for low-resource devices like microcontrollers, FPGAs, and […]

IoT in the Movies

Published June 1, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been appearing in movies for several years now—in some cases, even before there was an IoT. Sometimes, the technology depicted is fanciful, but at other times, Hollywood weaves into its narratives technologies that already exist or are looming just over the horizon. Below, we look at the IoT technologies that appeared in three movies from the past 33 years. […]

IoT Security News — Issues with Authentication and Open Ports

Published May 25, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

When it comes to the IoT, it is essential to incorporate security into the products during the design phase and anticipate the need  to react to new threats. IoT security is an ever-evolving challenge. The news items below about IoT security breaches show that attackers and security experts continue to find new vulnerabilities, often in devices that have been in use for several years. Industrial Robots […]

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