IoT Security Update: November 2019

SecureRF News

The SecureRF team has been on the road to support several exciting partner and industry events over the past few months and have a busy new year planned. We believe in the power of partnerships in best supporting the markets we serve and look forward to expanding these and other partnerships later this year and in 2020.


SecureRF was pleased to be named a Renesas RA Ready to Use partner. We joined Renesas at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara November 13th and 14th where we demonstrated two Ready to Use RA solutions including our DOME™ Device Ownership Management and Enrollment platform as well as a performance demonstration of our future-proof GTC Security on the new RA2 device.

ON Semiconductor

SecureRF joined the ON Semi team to support their US IoT innovation events in Austin, Boston, Seattle and San Jose. The ON Semi team demonstrated device-to-device security, authentication and data protection using SecureRF’s future-proof methods on the On Semi RSL10 SoC. Learn more here.

Fujisoft and Japan

Louis Parks, SecureRF CEO, was in Japan the week of October 20th to meet with partners and participate as a security panelist in the RISC-V Kumico Meetups hosted by Fujisoft in Tokyo and Osaka. His talk, titled “Future-Proof Security Solutions for Low- Resource IoT Processors,” and panel participation helped the company educate the Japanese market on the RISC-V instruction set. Louis demonstrated the simplicity of the ownership transfer feature of SecureRF’s DOME platform as well as the power of our future proof security methods for RISC-V processors. Learn more here.

While in Japan, Louis also met with executives from other partner companies including Intel, Renesas and ARM.

Industry News

To help keep you informed, we have compiled recent articles on IoT security threats and issues below. These articles show that many IoT devices, especially low resource IoT devices, continue to be deployed without security and it remains a tremendous industry challenge to address these threats.

AT&T Sounds Alarm on 5G Security
SDX Central cites official details from AT&T’s latest Cybersecurity Insights Report as proof that enterprises aren’t doing enough to prepare for 5G security risks and need to escalate efforts to virtualize and automate security. Read the details here.

Amazon fixes Ring Video Doorbell wi-fi security vulnerability
A recent article from ZDNet details a security vulnerability discovered in the Ring doorbell system that left the system vulnerable to cyberattacks. The vulnerability has been addressed via a Ring security patch but highlights the ongoing security threats for IoT devices. Read more here.

It’s Time for IoT Security’s Next Big Step
Wired Magazine Staff Writer, Lily Hay Newman, details how new devices are increasingly equipped with basic security protections, but those minimum standards are just the beginning. She describes that a hardware-level analysis approach is valuable because “devices are built on a virtually infinite hodgepodge of proprietary operating systems and implementations.” She summarizes this next phase of IoT security with context from the DerbyCon Security Conference. Read the details here.

Upcoming Events

SPS 2019 November 25-28, Nuremberg, Germany:
SecureRF will join with Intel to demonstrate a future proof security solution for installed industrial IoT endpoints that were deployed before the need for security was realized. We will demonstrate our Bump in the Wire solution which combines SecureRF’s quantum-resistant security methods with the Intel Max 10 FPGA to create a security gateway that can be used to retrofit IoT devices with strong security solution.

Contact us to see for yourself at SPS 2019.

RISC-V Summit December 10 – 12, San Jose, California:
Join us in Booth #210 at the RISC-V Summit to see the performance SecureRF’s security solutions including our new DOME Device Ownership Management and Enrollment platform. The RISC-V Summit provides the latest developments, technology and innovations for the RISC-V ecosystem.

Contact us to arrange to meet with the SecureRF team or follow along here: @SecureRF and #risc-vsummit.

CES 2020 January 7 – 10, Las Vegas, Nevada:
SecureRF will join ST Microelectronics to showcase safety-certified security solutions that can be designed into vehicles today. The solution utilizes the ST Chorus 6M MCU and SecureRF’s methods that are both ISO 26262 ASIL D certified.

Contact us to arrange to meet with the SecureRF team or follow along here: @SecureRF and #CES2020.

Embedded World February 25-27, Nuremberg, Germany:
Join us in Booth #4-458 at Embedded World where we will show how SecureRF’s security methods are fast, small and ideal for low resource processors.

Contact us to arrange to meet with the SecureRF team or follow along here: @SecureRF and #embeddedworld.


IoT Security Update: November 2019