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SecureRF Solutions Named “Best Technology” for 2017 by The Linley Group

SecureRF has received The Linley Group’s 2017 Analysts’ Choice Award for “Best Technology.” Selected from a strong list of innovative security providers, SecureRF is being recognized for its quantum-resistant, public-key solutions, including Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm™ (WalnutDSA™) and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol™ (Ironwood KAP™), which provide fast, small-footprint, ultra-low-energy authentication and data protection for low-resource devices.…
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NIST Accepts SecureRF’s WalnutDSA for Evaluation

SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) has been accepted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for evaluation as a standard for post-quantum, public-key cryptography. NIST expects to perform multiple rounds of evaluation over a period of three to five years on all of the methods submitted. WalnutDSA is a fast, easy-to-implement, low-energy solution…
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IoT Security News: DoS Attack at Your Door and Semiconductor Stats

IoT security and semiconductor industry growth were two of hottest tech-related topics in 2017. Every few weeks, we learned about next-generation IoT hacks, new security-related legislation, and exciting advances in processor technology. Here are a few interesting news items from the past month. A DoS Attack at Your Door Amazon Key is a new delivery…
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Beware the Holiday Hack

Most online 2017 holiday gift guides have one thing in common: IoT gadgets. Wi-Fi video doorbells, wearable health monitors, phone-controlled toy robots, and “smart” ovens are just a few of the thousands of Internet-connected products being offered this holiday season. Such gifts might seem like safe products to give or receive, but reports about recent…
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New Paper: Kayawood Key Agreement Protocol

SecureRF has published a new paper, “Kayawood, a Key Agreement Protocol,” which introduces a group-theoretic key agreement protocol that leverages the known NP-Hard shortest word problem (among others) to provide an Elgamal-style, Diffie-Hellman-like method. The paper also discusses the implementation of and behavioral aspects of Kayawood, introduces new methods to obfuscate braids using Stochastic Rewriting, and…
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26% of Execs Say Security Impedes IoT Implementation

The IoT presents exciting new opportunities for companies to develop innovative products and services. However, despite the benefits associated with IoT technology, such as system monitoring and inventory control, many business leaders continue to cite IoT security-related challenges as obstacles to more rapid IoT adoption. According to a recent Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, sponsored…
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IoT Security News: Cyber Shield, IoTroop, and the Quantum Race

It is an exciting (and challenging!) time for engineers, developers, and business leaders working on IoT security-related solutions. There are no shortages of security problems to solve and IoT business opportunities to consider. Every day, we learn about new security challenges, next-generation semiconductor technologies, and exciting innovations in the field of quantum computing. Here are…
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Women in Tech: Iris Anshel (Chief Scientist, SecureRF)

Iris Anshel, Chief Scientist at SecureRF, is featured in EE Times’s “Women in Tech: 25 Profiles in Persistence.” She was interviewed along with 24 other women in tech—including scientists, engineers, and executives—from companies such as Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments. In the interview, Anshel talks about using her background in combinatorial group theory to develop cryptographic primitives and protocols…
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Louis Parks Interviewed at ARM TechCon About IoT Security

Internet of Things (IoT) security was a hot topic at ARM TechCon 2017. Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF, talked with EDACafe.com about IoT security challenges and SecureRF’s quantum-resistant, public-key security solutions for small devices such as ARM Cortex-M series processors. The complete interview is now available. SecurRF’s future-proof, ultra-low-energy security tools enable developers to quickly add authentication…
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SecureRF Announces Adam Scheer as President

SecureRF today announced that Adam Scheer has been named President, reporting to Louis Parks, SecureRF’s CEO. Most recently, Scheer was the Chief Operating Officer of MRV Communications, where he was responsible for product management, marketing, strategy, and corporate development. He also played a key role leading MRV’s recent sale to ADVA Optical Networking. Prior to joining…
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