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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.

Six IoT Security Predictions

Published February 18, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

These IoT security predictions are based on our experiences throughout the past year, as well as our observations of consumer behavior and the IoT marketplace in general. While there are some clear trends that we predict will gather momentum, the future of IoT security has some uncertainties that are also discussed below. New, Unexpected Things in the Internet of Things Will Increase Security Breaches There […]

Webinar Replay Available: Rapidly Securing Constrained IoT Devices

Published February 16, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, News & Events

Security is critical for most IoT devices. However, these constrained devices are often deployed with inadequate security because most data protection and authentication solutions are too resource-intensive. View our on-demand webinar to hear how you can secure low-resource IoT devices within a couple of days using asymmetric cryptography methods that do not overwhelm available memory and power, and do not require a network connection or […]

Webinar Replay Available: Quantum-resistant Cryptography for the IoT

Published January 31, 2017 by SecureRF in Cryptography, News & Events

Customer concerns related to IoT security are becoming more prevalent as IoT moves into the mainstream. However, many companies involved in the production of low-resource IoT devices driven by 32-, 16- and even 8-bit processors are not able to implement contemporary security solutions with acceptable runtime and resource allocation. This on-demand webinar is a special opportunity to hear one of our founders, Dr. Iris Anshel, explain […]

Register for our February 9 Webinar: Rapidly Securing Constrained IoT Devices

Published January 23, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, News & Events

3rd webinar in our series: How to add authentication and data protection to your IoT devices in two days or less The rush to deploy connected devices such as industrial sensors, consumer electronics, vehicles, medical devices and wearables creates significant opportunities for manufacturers. However, many companies are risking brand damage, revenue loss and more by deploying these constrained IoT devices with inadequate security because most […]

Challenges of Cryptography for Low-energy Devices in the IoT

Published January 10, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices have constraints on the amount of energy available to them. Examples include wireless sensors, RFID tags, NFC tags, smart cards and machine-to-machine (M2M) microcontrollers. Like most other connected devices, they need to be secured by cryptography that provides fast identification, authentication and data protection. However, while their low-energy usage confers many advantages in design and applicability, it is also […]

Webinar Replay Available: Jumpstart your IoT Security Project

Published January 5, 2017 by SecureRF in IoT Security

Devices driven by 8- or 16-bit processors don’t have the compute and memory resources to incorporate ECC security with acceptable runtimes and resource allocation, but many still require authentication and/or data protection. As IoT and IIoT adoption grows and customer concerns about security issues increase, so does the need for a solution. Watch our webinar in which we discuss these challenges, review current security options, […]

Basics of Cryptography for Chip Design Engineers

Published December 27, 2016 by SecureRF in Cryptography

The purpose of cryptography is to assure data protection, authentication, and non-repudiation (so no one can deny they took part in a communication). While codes and encryption have existed in one form or another since ancient times, it’s thanks to advances in electronic cryptographic systems since the 1970s that today we enjoy things like secure e-commerce transactions and mobile communications. When two people – or […]

Cryptographic Security for Keyless Car Entry Systems – Not Gone in 60 Seconds

Published December 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Hacks, IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

Recent news reports from sources including Insurance Journal, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the TODAY Show have highlighted a critical security weakness in some cars and trucks equipped with keyless remotes and pushbutton ignitions. As demonstrated in the following TODAY Show video, thieves are using small, handheld devices that wirelessly replicate the signal of car key fobs to unlock and drive away vehicles in […]

5th RISC-V Workshop Points to Growing Interest in the RISC-V Platform

Published December 15, 2016 by SecureRF in IoT Security, News & Events

The 5th RISC-V Workshop held November 29-30 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California points to accelerating interest in the RISC-V open-source instruction set architecture (ISA). The workshop brought together over 350 people from around the world to progress the development and adoption of the RISC-V ISA – a significant increase from the 260 attendees at the 4th Workshop held only five months ago. Participants […]

SecureRF CTO Presents WalnutDSA Asymmetric Signature Scheme at NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2016

Published December 13, 2016 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Internet of Things, IoT Security

In a presentation at the NIST Lightweight Cryptographic Workshop 2016, Derek Atkins, SecureRF’s Chief Technology Officer, introduced the audience to WalnutDSA, our lightweight, public-key signature scheme for use in low-resource IoT devices. WalnutDSA’s major benefits, Atkins explained, include its quantum resistance and its rapid signature verification, especially in comparison with ECDSA. Atkins took the audience through the mathematical foundations of WalnutDSA, which includes E-multiplication, our […]

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