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IoT Security Update: July 2020

Veridify Security News

Welcome to the July issue of our IoT newsletter.  We hope this email finds you and your families able to enjoy some safe and healthy summer activities despite the persistence of coronavirus in some parts of the world.

This summer, our team has been extremely busy working on some exciting developments in our DOME platform. We look forward to sharing the details in the very near future. In the meantime, please know you can reach out to info@verdify.com at any time to discuss your security needs with our team of experts.

In this issue, we have gathered recent IoT security news stories where you will see that the lifestyle changes necessary to combat COVID-19 didn’t slow IoT security threats. Instead, the issues have grown in scope and scale.

Veridify Security SDK Available for the Renesas RL78

We are pleased to announce the availability of our security tools in SDK format for quick and easy deployment on the Renesas RL78. These tools provide authentication and data protection solutions that are fast and energy-efficient, with a small footprint that requires much lower RAM/ROM compared to legacy methods. These software protocols, available here, are quick and easy to implement without the hassle and cost of accelerators or additional processor support.

Veridify Security Events

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation in relation to our planned participation at upcoming industry events. We will decide whether we will participate in-person or virtually based on the most recent COVID-19 information and event plans.

Arm DevSummit, October 6-8, 2020 (Virtual event)

IoT Device Security Conference, October 13, 2020

RISC-V Summit, December 8-10, 2020

Security in the News

These recent articles show that IoT security needs continue to grow, especially considering the continued risk of COVID-19. To address these security threats, companies and government agencies are looking for innovative ways to develop and deploy cost-effective solutions.

A Legion of Bugs Puts Hundreds of Millions of IoT Devices at Risk
In this article, Andy Greenberg of Wired details the impact of a collection of vulnerabilities called “Ripple20” on hundreds of millions of global IoT devices, including medical devices, printers, power grid equipment, and more. Read the full article here and Veridify CEO, Louis Parks’ perspective here.

The more cybersecurity tools an enterprise deploys, the less effective their defense is
In this ZDNet article, Charlie Osborne details recent research that shows how “throwing money indiscriminately at security doesn’t guarantee results.” Read the full article here.

IoT security prioritization creeps to the forefront
In this article, Jeff Baumgartner of Light Reading describes the recent action by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to encourage the FCC to reconsider and authorization process for consumer electronics and an expansion of NIST standards to include IoT devices. Read the full article here.