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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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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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Beware the Holiday Hack

Most online 2017 holiday gift guides have one thing in common: IoT gadgets. Wi-Fi video doorbells, wearable health monitors, phone-controlled toy robots, and “smart” ovens are just a few of the thousands of Internet-connected products being offered this holiday season. Such gifts might seem like safe products to give or receive, but reports about recent…

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