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Automotive Opportunity and Security Challenges for Silicon Companies

SecureRF recently participated as an exhibitor at the GSA Silicon Summit, held April 19 in San Jose, California. The event offered attendees a great opportunity to connect with many of the leading and emerging players in the semiconductor ecosystem and also learn about new trends in the industry. While a number of interesting topics were…

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On the Path to a Secure Boot Solution for RISC-V

As the RISC-V ISA gains in popularity and more industries proceed with plans to build and deploy systems based on RISC-V technologies, the security requirements of those systems will grow. One avenue that hackers have used to exploit systems has been to modify the firmware and cause it to misbehave. For example, one of the…

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Bloomberg: Most Connected Devices are Easy to Hack. This Company Says it Can Fix That.

Most smart, connected devices are often easy to hack because they have low-power, low-resource processors, making current methods of security impractical or impossible. As a result, these devices, and the networks they are connected to, are vulnerable to attack. SecureRF has an answer–its solutions are aimed specifically at protecting the low-power processors that run internet-connected appliances and other…

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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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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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Louis Parks Interviewed at ARM TechCon About IoT Security

Internet of Things (IoT) security was a hot topic at ARM TechCon 2017. Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF, talked with EDACafe.com about IoT security challenges and SecureRF’s quantum-resistant, public-key security solutions for small devices such as ARM Cortex-M series processors. The complete interview is now available. SecurRF’s future-proof, ultra-low-energy security tools enable developers to quickly add authentication…

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SecureRF Wins ARM TechCon Innovation Award

SecureRF was recognized Wednesday with the Best Contribution to IoT Security award at this year’s ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA. The company impressed the judges with two of its public-key security solutions, Ironwood™ Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP™) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA™), which are quantum-resistant security solutions for low-resource processors and embedded devices. Engineers…

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Ask SecureRF: AES for Authentication?

Question: AES is used successfully all the time. Why shouldn’t we use AES for authentication? SecureRF: AES is a range of symmetric encryption mechanisms widely available on many devices—for free. You can use AES to authenticate a device, but it typically requires the connection to a database or network and lot of other processing that…

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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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