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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.

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‚Äôs 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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


SecureRF Announces Veridify, a Cloud based Platform and Application Suite Delivering Public Key Infrastructure to Tags and Devices in the IoT

Published March 24, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events, Security

SecureRF announces the availability of Veridify, a cloud based platform delivering Public Key Infrastructure for devices, sensors and tags in the IoT. Veridify includes PC, reader, and smartphone Apps featuring strong identification, authentication, and data protection that enable the rapid deployment of innovative solutions for low resources things including tags, smartcards, wireless sensors, and embedded devices. The platform delivers secure solutions that support supply chain, […]


SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks Talks Security Solutions in the IoT with IDTechEx

Published March 3, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events, Security, Sensor Tags, Sensors, Smart card, Veridify

IDTechEx interviewed SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks at the Sensors USA and Internet of Things Applications USA conferences.They discussed security and privacy solutions for the smallest devices on the Internet of Things including wireless sensors (Bluetooth LE/Smart), ARM Cortex M0/M0+/M3/M4 processors, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, NFC, RFID, and MCUs. Watch Video


SecureRF Establishes Presence in Silicon Valley

Published December 15, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, Semiconductor

In response to the growth of our customer base in the semiconductor, software and systems communities, we announced the opening of our new office in Silicon Valley. This West Coast Regional Office will develop and deliver security solutions in support of existing and future semiconductor partnerships. With security and privacy becoming vital factors for market adoption, SecureRF can now more effectively serve Internet of Things […]


SecureRF CEO discusses security, IoT, SBIR and hockey in CTStartup Podcast

Published December 4, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, RFID, RFID Tag, Secure NFC Tags, Security, Security Functions, Security Threats

Our CEO, Louis Parks, was interviewed for a podcast by CTStartup. This was recorded at the CT Innovation Summit which was put on by the Connecticut Technology Council. Their discussion starts with some explanations about security, which Louis clarifies is more than just encryption and can include authentication and non-repudiation. They discuss various IoT hacking incidents and security risks, including the fact that cars are […]


SecureRF to Partner with University of Buffalo under NSF Grant

Published November 19, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, News & Events, Security, Security Functions

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University at Buffalo mathematics department a three-year, $600,000 grant to support the new program Experiential Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE@UB). Led by mathematics professor and director of graduate studies William Menasco, the initiative is a collaboration with industry and academic partners including IBM’s Buffalo Innovation Center, M&T Bank, Moog Inc., Secure RF Corporation and the UB School of […]


Cryptanalysis of the Algebraic Eraser Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol by Ben-Zvi-Blackburn-Tsaban

Published November 17, 2015 by SecureRF in Algebraic Eraser, Authentication, Cryptography, RSA, Security

Analysis of cryptographic methods is a regular event, and it helps to identify areas requiring further research and possible improvement, weak keys or parameters, and in some very rare cases an actual weakness in a method (see SHA-1 research). We encourage reviews and analysis of our methods and make direct requests at conferences we attend throughout the year. On November 13, 2015, a group of […]


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