IoT Security Blog

Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things

Security Set to Be Major Trend in IoT Technology

The holiday shopping season means a surge in the number of smart products in homes. However, as we’ve reported previously, consumers are still wary of their connected devices, as evident by the number of products deemed ‘creepy’ by users on Mozilla’s recent holiday shopping guide. Despite the ‘creepiness’ concerns, the guide illustrates that consumers are…
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Evaluate Us Your Way: Free SecureRF Security SDKs Available on the Platform of Your Choice

We provide software development kits (SDKs) for a multitude of processors, microcontrollers (MCUs) and development boards so you can evaluate SecureRF’s cryptographic methods on the platform of your choice. Our SDKs contain our libraries compiled for your target processor, along with example source code in C, sample keys, certificates, and digital signatures. SDKs created for…
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Recent Support for IoT Security and Quantum Technology Legislation

Small business owners are embracing the benefits of connected technologies and the IoT, but in many cases they are not addressing the security vulnerabilities that come with connected technologies. This type of behavior is encouraging lawmakers to propose IoT security legislation like California’s  connected devices security bill, the first of its kind. While federal legislation for IoT security…
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California IoT Security Bill Highlights Need to Secure the IoT

California’s recent decision to pass a new IoT security bill underscores the importance of securing the IoT and will likely pave the way for clearer and more consistent standards to protect consumers and their data from fraud and abuse. The connected devices security bill, recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, requires IoT devices…
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Consumers Are Concerned About IoT Security

Consumer adoption of smart devices is at an all-time high and poised to grow. Despite the continued growth of connected devices, many consumers are still concerned about the security of those devices, and for good reason. The cost of an attack on an IoT device is high – device manufacturers can potentially see penalties of hundreds…
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Critical IoT Security Issues in the News

As the number of IoT sensors and devices increases, so does the number and variety of threats to the networks they are connected to. Given the fact that many of these devices are not properly secured, security failures are almost inevitable. But the consequences of such access might be larger than what we previously imagined.…
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Who is Responsible for Securing the IoT?

We all love progress, especially when it comes to our gadgets. Everything from thermostats to grilling equipment is now potentially connected, opening a broad range of functions and opportunities for convenience and pleasure. A big reason for the increased functionality we enjoy today is the broad ecosystem that has evolved to connect everything to everyone…
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Use of IoT Devices as a ‘Fly on the Wall’ During Trump and Putin Meeting–Why We Should Care and What We Should Do

There is something about a closed-door meeting that seems to spark everyone’s curiosity. We cannot help but wonder who might be the subject of conversation or what is so secretive. So, when two heads of state meet privately sans their usual entourage, as the leaders of the United States and Russia did recently in Helsinki,…
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Future-proof TCU-ECU security for automotive systems

By: Khaldoun Albarazi, Market Development Engineer, STMicroelectronics and Drake Smith, Vice President of Engineering, SecureRF Developing and providing connected systems in automobiles is a high growth, exciting market–with a problem. Security is increasingly important yet many of the devices in these systems are vulnerable. One of the issues is that current security methods, such as ECC and RSA, are…
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Takeaways from IoT DevCon: Sparking Thoughts About Security for the IoT

Earlier this month, we exhibited at the Internet of Things Developers Conference (IoT DevCon) held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The conference was a great opportunity for us to meet engineers involved in product development, system design, embedded software, embedded devices and intelligent communications for the IoT. Wherever we turned, over the course of…
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