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IoT in the Movies

Published June 1, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been appearing in movies for several years now—in some cases, even before there was an IoT. Sometimes, the technology depicted is fanciful, but at other times, Hollywood weaves into its narratives technologies that already exist or are looming just over the horizon. Below, we look at the IoT technologies that appeared in three movies from the past 33 years. […]


IoT Security News — Issues with Authentication and Open Ports

Published May 25, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

When it comes to the IoT, it is essential to incorporate security into the products during the design phase and anticipate the need  to react to new threats. IoT security is an ever-evolving challenge. The news items below about IoT security breaches show that attackers and security experts continue to find new vulnerabilities, often in devices that have been in use for several years. Industrial Robots […]


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 […]


Imminent Arrival of Quantum Computers Spells Danger for Private Data

Published April 27, 2017 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Quantum Computers

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 schedule. A recent article in Wired magazine noted that Google […]


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 […]


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

Published April 12, 2017 by SecureRF in News & Events

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 at least 60 times faster than ECC and consume up […]


Sensor Security in Manufacturing and Construction IoT Applications

Published March 30, 2017 by SecureRF in Cryptography, IoT Security

Manufacturing and construction depend on large networks of sensors, actuators and controllers to operate, control and monitor systems and processes. Much of the equipment used in these industries comes with built-in devices for sensing, data collection and communicating. The data flowing through these devices helps both industries meet a number of requirements including efficiency, safety, quality and productivity. A successful attack can compromise any or […]


SecureRF’s IoT Security Solutions Available on the Arrow Chameleon96 Community Board

Published March 13, 2017 by SecureRF in Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events

SecureRF’s asymmetric (public-key) cryptographic protocols are available on the new Arrow Chameleon96 community board. The company’s security tools enable deployment of small, fast and ultra-low-energy solutions providing integrity, authentication and non-repudiation for IoT devices. IoT devices are often deployed with little or no protection because most security solutions do not have acceptable runtimes, need a network connection, and require labor-intensive administration of a universal key […]


IoT Security News — Detection Improves,
But Gaps Remain

Published March 9, 2017 by SecureRF in News & Events

While IoT security hacks and ransomware attacks have been on the rise, the ability to detect attacks and take remedial action has improved. As evidenced by the IoT-security news items below, IT security staff can spot some types of attacks during or immediately after they occur – but in some cases, even the most stringent precautions are no match for determined hackers. Toy Hack via […]


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