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SecureRF Announces Multi-Mode Sensor LIME Tag for the IoT, and an Update to its Credentialing Solution

Published March 30, 2016 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Authentication, Cryptography, Department of Defense, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, News & Events, Pharmaceutical, RFID, Secure NFC Tags, Security, Sensor Tags, Sensors, Smart card, Supply Chain, Temperature Sensor, Veridify

New MY01 LIME Tag provides integrated Cellular, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), classic Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity on single platform with security and sensors MY01 utilizes Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) for identification, authentication and symmetric security for on-tag data protection Integrates with Veridify Internet of Things (IoT) cloud-based platform for real-time visibility and monitoring LIME Tag Credential and Smartcard (NX01) updated with symmetric encryption […]


Patient, Heal Thy Quantified Self

Published February 8, 2016 by SecureRF in Healthcare, Internet of Everything, News & Events, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, Security, Sensors

Smartwatches, smartglasses, smartwear are everywhere or, should we say everyware. It’s a ubicomp world where endless amounts of data based on our quantified self is attainable in real time thanks to the Internet of Things. And while knowing the number of steps we took today, can be important to a person, the leak or interruption of such information isn’t exactly life-threatening. Wearable technology in the […]


A Different Kind of Pharmaceutical Tracking

Published February 7, 2013 by SecureRF in Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Tag

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher There has been a lot of discussion about using RFID tags to track pharmaceuticals through the supply chain. In an effort to reduce drugstore theft, a different kind of tracking device is being used. The New York Times reports that decoy pill bottles with GPS tracking devices are being put on the shelves in New York City – Police to Use […]


SecureRF announces Veridify, a NFC-based authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution

Published March 1, 2012 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Authentication, Cryptography, NFC, Pharmaceutical, Security, Veridify

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher It is always fun to share the news about a project you have been working on for a while. SecureRF Corporation is pleased to announce Veridify, an authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that quickly validates products through an easy-to-use smartphone application. Veridify’s secure NFC tag enables consumers and commercial users to confirm an item’s […]


RFID Security Alliance Open Forum – 5/18/2011 – Secure RFID Tracking of Drugs

Published May 18, 2011 by SecureRF in Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Security Alliance, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The RFID Security Alliance holds a monthly open forum about topics related to securing radio frequency identification systems. Attendees can dial in or, if in the San Francisco area, attend in person. Today’s topic is Secure RFID Tracking of Drugs From A-Z Including Medical Marijuana RFIDSA Chair, Michael McCartney, will bring us up to date and lead a discussion about […]


EU Prescription Drug Anti-counterfeiting Legislation

Published July 2, 2010 by SecureRF in Legislation, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher PharmaTech, a publication for pharmaceutical manufacturers, reports that the Council of the EU and the European Parliament are amending the current anti-counterfeiting directive to include a requirement for features that enable the identification, authentication and traceability of prescription medicines. The only way a specific product can be identified, authenticated and traced effectively throughout the supply chain is to give it […]


Louis Parks and Other RFIDSA Members Providing Insights into the Spring Conference Season

Published May 11, 2010 by SecureRF in Pharmaceutical, RFID Security Alliance, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Tomorrow, May 12, is the next RFID Security Alliance Meeting (via phone or in-person).  SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks, will be talking about his RFID security talk at last month’s INTERPHEX Pharmaceutical conference. Other RFIDSA members are speaking about the conferences they have recently participated in. See Insights into the Spring Conference Season for more details. I hope you can join our call. http://rfidsa.blogspot.com/2010/05/insights-into-spring-conference-season.html


Track and Trace Technology Can Help Combat Illegal Drugs

Published April 12, 2010 by SecureRF in Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The New York Times recently had an Op-Ed piece titled Are You Buying Illegal Drugs? The contributors are Katherine Eban, the author of Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply and J. Aaron Graham, a former agent for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations who was the chief security […]


Getting to a Phase II SBIR Grant

Published August 24, 2009 by SecureRF in Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher It’s official. SecureRF has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to continue our work developing a secure, passive RFID tag that meets EPCglobal protocols. The development of a secure passive RFID tag will provide the pharmaceutical industry, which handles nearly four billion prescriptions in the U.S. annually, with onboard authentication and data protection features […]


BRIDGE paper on RFID Tag Security

Published July 17, 2009 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The Security Research Group (SRG) of the BRIDGE project has put together a white paper called RFID Tag Security. You can view a copy of it here – http://www.bridge-project.eu/data/File/BridgesecuritypaperDL_9.pdf. The objective of the report was to review their current RFID tag security activities and investigate future requirements. It doesn’t report on activities by organizations outside of the BRIDGE project. Here […]


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