IoT Security Blog

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

Ask SecureRF: AES for Authentication?

Question: AES is used successfully all the time. Why shouldn’t we use AES for authentication? SecureRF: AES is a range of symmetric encryption mechanisms widely available on many devices—for free. You can use AES to authenticate a device, but it typically requires the connection to a database or network and lot of other processing that…
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Louis Parks to Speak on Security Panel at the 15th International SoC Conference

Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF Corporation, will be a panelist at the 15th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference on October 19, 2017. Parks will join moderator Farhad Mafie, International SoC Conference Chairman, and five other thought leaders to discuss SoC-related security challenges and solutions. In a discussion titled, “Security Issues and Challenges in The Next Generation of…
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IoT Security News: Principles of IoT Security, PKI Trends, and the Encryption Debate

In the face of seemingly endless cybersecurity breaches and IoT hacks, it is important to actively stay abreast of security news and trends in the semiconductor industry. But it can be difficult to stay informed, particularly due to short news cycles and the sheer volume of security-related announcements coming out each day. We can help.…
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Securing the Internet of Vehicles Is Possible

Another month and yet another story about the vulnerability of modern vehicles to hackers looking to take control of our automobiles. According to a recent Trend Micro report, a security research team found that it is possible to turn off a vehicle’s key automated components—including safety mechanisms such as the antilock braking system (ABS) and…
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IoT Security: Challenges and Solutions

With more and more devices added to the Internet of Things (IoT) every day, the potential security threats caused by IoT “end devices” with minimum protection continue to grow.
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SecureRF Profiled at

SecureRF and its CEO Louis Parks were recently profiled by Stacey Higginbotham in the weekly IoT-based Stacey Knows Things newsletter and at Parks described some of the various challenges associated with securing the IoT, and he talked to Higginbotham about SecureRF’s cryptography solutions for low-resource devices, such as 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers.
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IoT Security News – Heart Hacks, Semiconductor Sales, and Wearables

It has been another interesting few weeks for IoT security experts, embedded systems engineers, and semiconductor manufactures. We have seen increased security threats, improved semiconductor sales, and positive news about wearable device shipments. Let’s review some of the more significant news items from the past several days. FDA Recall: 465,000 Pacemakers Vulnerable to a Wireless…
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Interview: Five Minutes with Louis Parks, CEO, SecureRF

Louis Parks (CEO, SecureRF) was recently interviewed by Rich Nass of Embedded Computing Design about SecureRF’s unique security solutions for IoT devices and its partnerships with semiconductor vendors and IP builders. Parks explained that the constrained devices, based on 8-,16-, and 32-bit processors, powering the IoT lack the computing and memory resources needed to implement legacy standard security…
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US Senators and IoT Security: Why Proposed Legislation Matters to Device Makers

In the face of ever-increasing IoT security threats, the US government has started efforts to regulate IoT security with a new bill that will require IoT equipment sold to the government be patchable and meet specific security requirements.
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SecureRF's Security Toolkit for Intel's DE10-Nano

Intel FPGA-SoC devices are well suited for a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including acting as an IoT gateway that can authenticate and control hundreds or thousands of remote endpoints. Developers using Intel’s DE10-Nano kit, which is based on a Cyclone V FPGA, can now implement SecureRF’s DE10-Nano Security Toolkit to protect…
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