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Articles related to IoT security and privacy solutions for NFC, RFID, embedded systems and other low-resource computing devices, keeping products smart and secure in the Internet of Things.

Interview: Five Minutes with Louis Parks, CEO, SecureRF

Published September 13, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Security, Semiconductor

Louis Parks (CEO, SecureRF) was recently interviewed by Rich Nass of Embedded Computing Design about SecureRF’s unique security solutions for IoT devices and its partnerships with semiconductor vendors and IP builders. Parks explained that the constrained devices, based on 8-,16-, and 32-bit processors, powering the IoT lack the computing and memory resources needed to implement legacy standard security methods like ECC. SecureRF addresses this problem with fast, small-footprint, energy-efficient authentication […]


SecureRF Collaborates with Intel to Deliver Future-Proof Security Tools for IoT Designers

Published August 4, 2017 by SecureRF in Authentication, Embedded Systems, IoT Security, Semiconductor

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, a new collaboration between Intel and SecureRF means developers using this board, which features a Cyclone V FPGA, can take advantage of SecureRF’s market-ready DE10-Nano Security Toolkit to protect their […]


IoT Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Cities

Published May 18, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, Security Threats

As IoT devices become smaller and cheaper, more cities are leveraging them to transform themselves into smart cities. Smart cities use IoT devices and technologies to improve the efficiency of their services and assist their citizens in a variety of ways. Smart city IoT applications include: Traffic-management systems that reduce congestion and save money on infrastructure repairs; Trash bins on city streets and in parks […]


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 […]


The Biggest IoT Security Threat: Failure of Imagination

Published April 24, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

IoT security experts agree that a rise in security failures is inevitable this year given that more and more companies are deploying IoT sensors and devices, many of which are not properly secured. In fact, analysts with Forrester and Strategic Cyber Ventures go so far as to predict widespread and large-scale security breaches. We believe the real reason for weak security is not a failure […]


Cryptographic Security for Keyless Car Entry Systems – Not Gone in 60 Seconds

Published December 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Hacks, IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

Recent news reports from sources including Insurance Journal, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the TODAY Show have highlighted a critical security weakness in some cars and trucks equipped with keyless remotes and pushbutton ignitions. As demonstrated in the following TODAY Show video, thieves are using small, handheld devices that wirelessly replicate the signal of car key fobs to unlock and drive away vehicles in […]


Why Dyn Suffered a DDoS Attack and How Consumer IoT Device Security Vulnerabilities can be Addressed

Published October 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, IoT Security

Friday’s hack and DDoS attack on Dyn that brought down portions of the Internet within the US should not be much of a surprise to the cyber security community. For years, manufacturers have developed and sold IoT devices like IP Security Cameras or IP-connected DVR solutions that have baked-in login credentials. Often these credentials are installed for developer testing and left in by accident. However, […]


Top IoT Security Vulnerabilities

Published September 20, 2016 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, Security

As consumers become more familiar with the Internet of Things, they’re opening their eyes to the IoT security threats that come with greater connectivity. And many of the threats that they fear the most are also on the radars of industry professionals. Consumers, according to a recent survey by Vormetric, fear hacking attacks on cars and home security cameras the most. They are also concerned […]


Looking back at the 4th RISC-V Workshop; musings on the meaning of a new processor and Instruction Set Architecture, and security for IoT.

Published August 5, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, News & Events, Security

A main focus for us at SecureRF is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how to secure devices, data and communications at the edge of the IoT that rely on relatively low-power 8- and 16-bit processors. The availability of a lower-cost and efficient RISC processor for IoT devices offers new opportunities to design engineers they can get more bang for the buck. It also offers […]


SecureRF to Present Quantum-Resistant IoT Security Application at 4th RISC-V Workshop and Offer Digital Signature and Key Agreement Software Evaluation Kit

Published July 11, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, News & Events, Security

SecureRF will be presenting RISC-V as a Basis for ASIP Design: A Quantum-Resistant IoT Security Implementation detailing the development of a RISC-V compliant processor, built with Codasip tools, that includes an IoT security application at the RISC-V Workshop to be hosted by MIT, July 12-13, 2016. The presentation will focus on SecureRF’s WalnutDSATM, a digital signature protocol that has been shown to be quantum-resistant to […]


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