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IoT Security Update: March 2019

While some national governments have been alleged to take advantage of weaknesses in IoT security to engage in espionage, in anticipation of hosting the 2020 Olympics, Japan is proactively hacking into its citizens’ IoT devices to search for vulnerabilities and guard against potential attacks. Read our roundup of the latest news about IoT security below.…

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Will Enterprise Prioritize IoT Security Over Innovation in 2019?

This month we highlight security issues of concern to both consumers and enterprises, and we also share video from SecureRF’s participation at recent key industry events.   News Six Security Issues Set to Dominate IoT in 2019 The implementation of IoT security is expected to be a top priority for businesses this year, even at…

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IoT Security Trends and Predictions for 2019

More than half of consumers expected to spend money on technology products during this past holiday season, according to a recent survey from Arm. Even though consumers are embracing technology broadly in their professional and personal lives, they said they would buy even more technology products if their security and privacy concerns were assuaged. Security…

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Security Set to Be Major Trend in IoT Technology

The holiday shopping season means a surge in the number of smart products in homes. However, as we’ve reported previously, consumers are still wary of their connected devices, as evident by the number of products deemed ‘creepy’ by users on Mozilla’s recent holiday shopping guide. Despite the ‘creepiness’ concerns, the guide illustrates that consumers are…

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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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California IoT Security Bill Highlights Need to Secure the IoT

California’s recent decision to pass a new IoT security bill underscores the importance of securing the IoT and will likely pave the way for clearer and more consistent standards to protect consumers and their data from fraud and abuse. The connected devices security bill, recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, requires IoT devices…

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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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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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IoT Security News: Attacks, Encryption and WAP3

The new year kicked off with major security-related news. On January 3, we learned that billions of CPUs are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre side-channel attacks, which can be used to access sensitive data, including passwords, cryptography keys, and files. Since then, chip makers and cloud service providers have been scrambling to develop and…

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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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