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SecureRF Establishes Presence in Silicon Valley

Published December 15, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, Semiconductor

In response to the growth of our customer base in the semiconductor, software and systems communities, we announced the opening of our new office in Silicon Valley. This West Coast Regional Office will develop and deliver security solutions in support of existing and future semiconductor partnerships. With security and privacy becoming vital factors for market adoption, SecureRF can now more effectively serve Internet of Things […]

SecureRF CEO discusses security, IoT, SBIR and hockey in CTStartup Podcast

Published December 4, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, RFID, RFID Tag, Secure NFC Tags, Security, Security Functions, Security Threats

Our CEO, Louis Parks, was interviewed for a podcast by CTStartup. This was recorded at the CT Innovation Summit which was put on by the Connecticut Technology Council. Their discussion starts with some explanations about security, which Louis clarifies is more than just encryption and can include authentication and non-repudiation. They discuss various IoT hacking incidents and security risks, including the fact that cars are […]

SecureRF to Partner with University of Buffalo under NSF Grant

Published November 19, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, News & Events, Security, Security Functions

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University at Buffalo mathematics department a three-year, $600,000 grant to support the new program Experiential Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE@UB). Led by mathematics professor and director of graduate studies William Menasco, the initiative is a collaboration with industry and academic partners including IBM’s Buffalo Innovation Center, M&T Bank, Moog Inc., Secure RF Corporation and the UB School of […]

Cryptanalysis of the Algebraic Eraser Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol by Ben-Zvi-Blackburn-Tsaban

Published November 17, 2015 by SecureRF in Algebraic Eraser, Authentication, Cryptography, RSA, Security

Analysis of cryptographic methods is a regular event, and it helps to identify areas requiring further research and possible improvement, weak keys or parameters, and in some very rare cases an actual weakness in a method (see SHA-1 research). We encourage reviews and analysis of our methods and make direct requests at conferences we attend throughout the year. On November 13, 2015, a group of […]

Algebraic Eraser presentations to CRYPTO Conference and NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop

Published August 27, 2015 by SecureRF in Algebraic Eraser, Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Things, News & Events, Security, Security Functions

SecureRF gave two technical presentations about the Algebraic Eraser this summer. On August 18, 2015 at the Rump session of CRYPTO 2015, the 35th International Cryptology Conference, Derek Atkins presented “A Lightweight, Highly Performant Public Key Exchange.” View the slides. On July 20-21, 2015 at the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop, Derek Atkins and Paul E. Gunnells presented “Algebraic Eraser: A lightweight, efficient asymmetric key agreement […]

SecureRF’s Paul Gunnells to Present at NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2015

Published July 17, 2015 by SecureRF in Cryptography

SecureRF’s Senior Researcher, Paul Gunnells, will be giving a presentation to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during their Lightweight Cryptography Workshop, July 20 – 21, 2015 in Gaithersburg, MD. This presentation will detail the benefits of SecureRF’s Algebraic Eraser: A lightweight, efficient asymmetric key agreement protocol for use in no-power, low-power, and IoT devices. To learn more about the work of the […]

SecureRF Announces Algebraic Eraser Core to provide Public Key security for IoT

Published February 10, 2015 by SecureRF in Authentication, Cryptography, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things, News & Events, Privacy, Security

We are pleased to announce our Algebraic Eraser Core which provides Public Key security for FPGAs, ASICs, and embedded devices. This ultra-fast and very low power solution addresses privacy and security needs for the Internet of Things including consumer products, medical devices, building/home automation, credentials, automotive, and mobile payments. It delivers greater than 60X performance improvement over ECC at a 128-bit security level (ECC 256). […]

How Big is Your Key?

Published September 9, 2014 by SecureRF in Cryptography, News & Events, RSA, Security, Security Functions

In providing cryptography solutions for wireless sensors and other devices in the Internet of Things we are often asked, Can the encryption be cracked? We think this is the wrong question to ask when evaluating a cipher. Rather, we feel the question a user should ask is How long will it take to crack this encryption? You see, even if there is no known structural […]

Attended the GE ecomagination Challenge award ceremony: SecureRF selected for investment

Published November 18, 2010 by SecureRF in RFID, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher On Tuesday I had the pleasure of going to New York City with Louis Parks, SecureRF’s CEO, and Mark Javello, a SecureRF advisor. We attended the GE ecomagination award ceremony. The GE ecomagination Challenge is an open competition for ideas and solutions for energy and the Smart Grid. Almost 4,000 entries from 150 countries were submitted this summer, including one […]

An Introduction to Cryptographic Security Methods and Their Role in Securing Low Resource Computing Devices

Published June 7, 2010 by SecureRF in Cryptography, RSA, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher What is the difference between private key and public key cryptography? What is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric cryptography? What is the difference between Diffie-Hellman (Elliptic Curve) and RSA asymmetric cryptography methods? Since SecureRF’s Algebraic Eraser technology offers a combination of symmetric (i.e. private key or secret key) and asymmetric (i.e. public key) cryptography of the Diffie-Hellman type, we […]

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