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Quantum Computers

WalnutDSA Presented at NIST’s First PQC Standardization Conference

On April 11, NIST held their first Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference, an important milestone in the project and the effort to find and standardize quantum-resistant security solutions. More about this project and SecureRF’s involvement can be found here. The workshop brought together presenters of more than 60 submitted solutions to NIST’s call for quantum-resistant,…

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NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project and SecureRF

Quantum computing is moving  from theory to reality. MIT and commercial entities including IBM, Microsoft, and Google have already delivered elementary quantum computing platforms. When large-enough quantum computers are built, known algorithms will be able to weaken or break most of the public-key methods now in use. Concerns over the security threat this represents are…

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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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NIST Accepts SecureRF’s WalnutDSA for Evaluation

SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) has been accepted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for evaluation as a standard for post-quantum, public-key cryptography. NIST expects to perform multiple rounds of evaluation over a period of three to five years on all of the methods submitted. WalnutDSA is a fast, easy-to-implement, low-energy solution…

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IoT Security News: Cyber Shield, IoTroop, and the Quantum Race

It is an exciting (and challenging!) time for engineers, developers, and business leaders working on IoT security-related solutions. There are no shortages of security problems to solve and IoT business opportunities to consider. Every day, we learn about new security challenges, next-generation semiconductor technologies, and exciting innovations in the field of quantum computing. Here are…

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SecureRF Delivers Future-Proof Security Tools for IoT Designers Using Intel FPGAs

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, developers using this board, which features a Cyclone V FPGA, can take advantage of SecureRF’s market-ready DE10-Nano Security Toolkit to…

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Imminent Arrival of Quantum Computers Spells Danger for Private Data

In a blog post we published last November, we reported that quantum computers might be available in the next ten to fifteen years. However, with companies including Google and IBM significantly ramping up their efforts to make quantum computing a reality, it is likely that commercial availability for these “super computers” will arrive ahead of…

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SecureRF to Showcase Quantum-Resistant IoT Security Solutions at IoT DevCon

IoT product developers interested in speaking with our IoT security experts and learning about quantum-resistant authentication and data protection solutions will have their chance at the IoT DevCon conference being held April 26-27 in Santa Clara, CA. We will be showcasing our ultra-low-energy security solutions for constrained devices at Table 9. These solutions, which are…

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Webinar Replay Available: Quantum-resistant Cryptography for the IoT

Customer concerns related to IoT security are becoming more prevalent as IoT moves into the mainstream. However, many companies involved in the production of low-resource IoT devices driven by 32-, 16- and even 8-bit processors are not able to implement contemporary security solutions with acceptable runtime and resource allocation. This on-demand webinar is a special opportunity…

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