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SecureRF Security Library Receives ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Certification

  • SecureRF future-proof security tools certified for ISO 26262 compliance by exida, the world’s leading product certification company for automation safety and cybersecurity

  • Achieved Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) ‘D’ – the highest possible classification

  • All Security Libraries developed with certified methods available immediately for pilot and production

Shelton, Connecticut, June 5, 2019 – SecureRF Corporation announced today that it achieved ISO 26262 certification for its development methods used to deliver its advanced automotive security solutions.  These methods, used to develop SecureRF’s quantum-resistant security tools, ensure the highest levels of quality for protecting the growing number of processors now found in today’s vehicles. The company’s software development methods conform with the strictest requirements, receiving an Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) “D,” the highest classification for safety-critical processes from exida, the leading global certification company. With this accreditation, SecureRF’s solutions are ready for immediate use within the electronic systems of a vehicle.

Hundreds of embedded processors control critical operations in today’s cars. With increasingly sophisticated functions, from passenger comfort systems and entertainment to coming autonomous features, the number of electronic control units in a car is growing, raising the need for fast, small, and resource efficient security. To provide safety-compliant systems, a broadening range of stakeholders in the automotive ecosystem are supporting these standards, and SecureRF is among the first IP providers to earn ISO 26262 ASIL D certification.

“ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Certification demands that a company demonstrate competence in applying the ISO 26262 specification to real-world engineering situations,” said Ted Stewart, Senior Safety Engineer at exida. “To achieve its certification, SecureRF’s entire development process—from initial requirements specifications to final validation—underwent intense scrutiny.  SecureRF’s investment in achieving this certification illustrates its commitment to a strong safety culture, which is a requirement for ISO 26262 compliance.”

“We made this investment in certifying our methods to support our semiconductor partners’ design teams. They are on the leading edge in developing new electronic control units, sensors, and artificial intelligence solutions that will ultimately enable a wide range of new functions including self-driving vehicles, so it is critical that we meet the highest security and safety standards,” said Louis Parks, Chairman, and CEO of SecureRF. “This was a significant effort by our engineering, safety, and quality teams, and we are proud to be one of the first security companies to deliver ISO-certified identification, authentication, and protection methods that address the embedded processors now being used by the automotive community.”

SecureRF’s security library includes fast, small, and low-energy Key Agreement Protocols and Digital Signature Algorithms that are quantum-resistant to all known attacks.  Software Development Kits for a wide range of platforms, and supporting the most popular development tools, are available for free here.

To request additional information about safety-certified security solutions, contact SecureRF at info@securerf.com or +1 203-227-3151.

About SecureRF   

SecureRF delivers fast, small footprint, ultra-low-energy and quantum-resistant public-key security tools for low-resource processors powering the Internet of Things (IoT). SecureRF Key Agreement Protocols and Digital Signature Algorithms can be used for secure device-to-device communications, as well as secure boot and secure software update for automotive, consumer, healthcare, industrial and smart home applications. The company has partnerships with leading semiconductor manufacturers and IP providers including Andes Technology, Arm, Codasip, Intel, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, SiFive and Synopsys, and offers Software Development Kits, RTL, and tools for a wide range of environments. To learn more about SecureRF, please visit:  https://www.securerf.com/