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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 […]


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 […]


SecureRF’s Louis Parks to Host AIM Webinar Series on August 6: Securing the Internet of Things Challenges & Opportunities

Published July 17, 2015 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Authentication, Internet of Things, NFC, Privacy, RFID, Security

Louis Parks President & CEO, SecureRF will be hosting the next entry in the AIM Webinar series on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 2:00pm EST. As devices, sensors and objects are given digital identities that connect them to the Internet by the billions, the need for security and privacy becomes a critical factor for both market adoption and safety. The 40-year-old security methods we now […]


SecureRF Announces Algebraic Eraser Core to provide Public Key security for IoT

Published February 10, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things, News & Events, Privacy, Security

We are pleased to announce our Algebraic Eraser Core which provides Public Key security for FPGAs, ASICs, and embedded devices. This ultra-fast and very low power solution addresses privacy and security needs for the Internet of Things including consumer products, medical devices, building/home automation, credentials, automotive, and mobile payments. It delivers greater than 60X performance improvement over ECC at a 128-bit security level (ECC 256). […]


Privacy versus Security

Published July 22, 2014 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Privacy, Security, Security Functions

If you have been affiliated with Automated Identification Technology (AIT), Machine to Machine (M2M) communications or the Internet of Things (IoT) in any way, you are probably very familiar with the worldwide concerns that have been raised around privacy and security. In fact, we often think of privacy and security as a single issue and we even talk about solutions that will address privacy and […]


Security is an Issue for All Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 Identified by Gartner.

Published October 30, 2013 by SecureRF in Internet of Everything, News & Events, Privacy, RFID, Security, Sensors

Analysts at Gartner, Inc. recently highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. As I was reading the list it struck me that there are security issues surrounding all ten of these trends yet Gartner referenced security for only one of them. Similarly, privacy is an issue surrounding most of these trends, yet Gartner only mentions privacy […]


NSA Tracking – Circa 2006

Published September 16, 2013 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, Security

The National Security Agency’s tracking of U.S. citizens has been a hot topic this past summer since Edward Snowden leaked top-secret NSA documents. The Guardian has full coverage at http://www.theguardian.com/world/the-nsa-files. I recently ran across this Doctor Fun cartoon equating NSA tracking devices with cell phones. Then I noticed the date the cartoon was published – May 17, 2006. The style of phones has changed but the […]


More Talk About Privacy Issues

Published July 27, 2012 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher When SecureRF first started getting involved with putting our cryptographic technology on RFID tags there was much concern about the privacy issues related to RFID. It was a topic that we wrote about a lot, for example, this 2009 blog post Talking About Privacy Issues – http://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=99. But around the office we often commented about how there were much larger […]


NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare

Published February 8, 2012 by SecureRF in Hacks, NFC, Privacy, RFID, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge has started a Near Field Communications cluster special interest group. I attended their second NFC meeting earlier this week, along with at least 225 other people. The theme was NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare: with over 100 million NFC smartphones expected in service by 2012 and over 500 million by 2015, the impact on […]


NFC #1 in Top 10 Mobile Trends

Published February 2, 2012 by SecureRF in NFC, Privacy, RFID, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher MEF is global trade organization for companies wishing to monetize their goods, services and digital products via the mobile connected device. Earlier in the year they released their top 10 predictions for 2012 around mobile content and commerce. I was pleased to see that their top 3 predictions overlap with the interests of SecureRF: 1. NFC: 2012 will be the […]


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