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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 […]

SecureRF Discussing Security for IoT Devices at Three Events in Early October 2015

Published September 21, 2015 by SecureRF in AIM Global, Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things, News & Events, Security, Security Functions, Semiconductor

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic right now and one of the largest concerns is around security. SecureRF will discuss how we are securing the Internet of Things at three different types of events in early October: a semiconductor’s forum on security, a trade association summit and an academic workshop on cryptography. Mike McGregor will be attending Microsemi Security Forum 2015 on […]

Algebraic Eraser presentations to CRYPTO Conference and NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop

Published August 27, 2015 by SecureRF in Algebraic Eraser, Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, Security, Security Functions

SecureRF gave two technical presentations about the Algebraic Eraser this summer. On August 18, 2015 at the Rump session of CRYPTO 2015, the 35th International Cryptology Conference, Derek Atkins presented “A Lightweight, Highly Performant Public Key Exchange.” View the slides. On July 20-21, 2015 at the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop, Derek Atkins and Paul E. Gunnells presented “Algebraic Eraser: A lightweight, efficient asymmetric key agreement […]

How Big is Your Key?

Published September 9, 2014 by SecureRF in Cryptography, News & Events, RSA, Security, Security Functions

In providing cryptography solutions for wireless sensors and other devices in the Internet of Things we are often asked, Can the encryption be cracked? We think this is the wrong question to ask when evaluating a cipher. Rather, we feel the question a user should ask is How long will it take to crack this encryption? You see, even if there is no known structural […]

Security Is Not Just Encrypting Data

Published August 28, 2014 by SecureRF in Authentication, News & Events, Security, Security Functions

When I meet people and they ask me what my company does, the dialogue in 2010 often used to go like this: Them: What do you do? Me: My company provides security solutions for wireless sensors and RFID. Them: Oh, so you encrypt data. If I was running to catch a train, a benefit of living in the northeast, I smiled and responded Yes, but […]

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 […]

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