Working Group will Develop IoT Security Best Practices, Influence Security Standards and Help Industry to Address IoT Threats and Attacks
SecureRF Corporation today announced that it has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and accepted an invitation to participate on the IoT Security Working Group. SecureRF is a provider of security tools delivering identification, authentication, and data protection optimized for low-resource processors and embedded devices.
The GSA IoT Security Working Group was formed in late 2018 to address end-to-end issues in IoT Security. It is comprised of leading chipset vendors, platform companies, cloud vendors and service providers. The working group’s purpose is to promote best practices in IoT security, share information on threats and attacks, define security requirements and inform standards bodies.
“SecureRF is an acclaimed innovator in the industry addressing quantum resistant IoT security threats with its unique cryptographic technology platform and solutions,” says Shrikant Lohokare, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Executive Director of GSA. “It is great to have SecureRF on the GSA IoT Security Working Group bringing that expertise that I am sure will go into making high value contributions to various projects being undertaken and generating robust end-to-end security guidelines for benefit of all actors in the IoT ecosystem.”
In a survey conducted with McKinsey in 2016, the GSA found that security was a major challenge to growth of the IoT. At the same time, this report concluded that semiconductor companies stood to create significant value by helping manufacturers drive solutions into vertical markets including Industrial IoT, smart city, automotive, wearables, and healthcare.
“As a solution provider, we are eager to bring a complementary perspective to our semiconductor partners on what it takes to deliver device-to-device security – from provisioning to life-cycle management,” stated Louis Parks, SecureRF’s CEO. “We are pleased to join GSA in its mission to support standards-making organizations with insights on the full range of devices being deployed, their security risks and methods available to make them secure. Through this important work, we also plan to help provide decision-making support to product manufacturers as they beef up security on a wide range of devices at the edge of the IoT.”
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 updates for automotive, consumer, healthcare, industrial and smart homes applications. The company has partnerships with leading semiconductor manufacturers and IP providers including Andes Technology, Arm, Intel, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, SiFive and Synopsys, and offers Software Development Kits, RTL, and tools for a wide range of environments.
About Global Semiconductor Alliance
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