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IoT Security News – Still Many Ports of Entry for Malefactors

Published August 8, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

Every device connected to the internet is a potential point of vulnerability. As the following report shows, design engineers and developers must anticipate security threats at every stage between a device’s design and deployment. Remote Peeping into Bedrooms and Offices In June 2017, some residents of Dubai, UAE, discovered to their alarm that footage from surveillance cameras inside their homes and offices was streaming on […]

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 […]

Making the Business Case for IoT Security

Published July 28, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

If you’re an engineer working on products made for the Internet of Things (IoT), you understand the importance of device security, authentication, and data protection. You also know many P&L-fixated executives don’t see an immediate value in funding enhanced IoT product security. Even some of the most technically inclined business leaders have a hard time prioritizing security solutions for low-resource devices like microcontrollers, FPGAs, and […]

SecureRF’s Security Toolkit for Intel’s DE10-Nano

Published June 21, 2017 by SecureRF in Embedded Systems, IoT Security, News & Events

Developers working with Intel FPGA-SoC devices can easily implement SecureRF’s quantum-resistant cryptographic security solutions to secure their applications. With SecureRF’s superior authentication and data protection tools, developers can quickly secure their FPGA-based designs without compromising computing and memory resources. SecureRF provides a DE10-Nano FPGA board image that includes the WalnutDSA™ Digital Signature Verification Algorithm and Ironwood™ Key Agreement Protocol. The latter enables two endpoints to generate […]

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 […]

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