In the News Archive

Articles about SecureRF from 2015 and prior. More recent press coverage can be found here.

2015 Past News Coverage

December 22, 2015
"Attention, industry: Got a problem? Call on UB mathematician"
Buffalo, NY area publication covers SecureRF's mentoring role in an innovative partnership program with the doctoral mathematics students from the University at Buffalo with funding from the National Science Foundation.
Niagara Frontier Publications

December 9, 2015
How Internet of Things Advances Today's Security Solutions
SecureRF's solutions are featured in the December issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine. "From monitoring employees to food to everything in between, the Internet of Things enables todays security solution providers to feature and protect it all in one remote system. ... For its part, SecureRF Corp., Shelton, Conn., introduced LIME Tag NY01, which ensures onboard security and cold chain management via near field communication (NFC)-enabled devices. ... SecureRF also developed the Algebraic Eraser Core, which allows other sensors and microcontroller manufacturers to add cryptogenic security functions to their own devices."
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine

December 8, 2015
"Research and Markets: Connected Logistics Market by Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies - Global Forecast to 2020"
SecureRF is a company listed in Research & Markets Press Release

December 4, 2015
Louis Parks Interviewed for CTStartup Podcast

Their discussion covers a wide variety of topics that go beyond the IoT and security.
Learn more in our blog post or listen to the podcast: SecureRF At The CT Innovation Summit

November 12, 2015
Research and Markets: The Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies, 2015-2025' report

SecureRF is listed in Research and Markets' report called "Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies Market, 2015-2025". This report provides a comprehensive study of the growing market of anti-counterfeiting technologies being used in the pharmaceutical industry.
View the press release.

October 17, 2015
Of Trapdoors and Elliptic Curves and Braids -Encryption Math Comes to an IoT Device Near You

Electronic Engineering Journal

September 16, 2015
Research and Markets: Global Connected Logistics Market Expected to Grow From USD 5.05 Billion in 2015 to USD 20.46 Billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 32.3%

SecureRF is listed as a company mentioned.
Research and Markets press release.

September 9, 2015
SecureRF Recognized as a "Niche Player" in Connected Logistics Industry by MarketsandMarkets

The Connected Logistics Market will be worth 20.46 Billion USD by 2020 per the report Connected Logistics Market by Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies in Fleet Management, Warehouse and Inventory Management, by Connectivity Technologies (Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Satellite), by Devices, Transportation Mode, Services - Global Forecast to 2020. Research firm MarketsandMarkets said "Niche players such as ThingWorx and SecureRF are developing software platforms for efficient logistics processes."
MarketsandMarkets press release.

August 4, 2015
Ultra-Low Power Security Solutions

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine

July 21, 2015
Gartner's Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2015

SecureRF was listed as an Emerging Sample Vendor.
See the report summary.

July 6, 2015
Gartner's Hype Cycle for the Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2015

SecureRF was listed as an Emerging Sample Vendor.
See the report summary.

June 23, 2015
SecureRF To Present Algebraic Eraser At NIST Lightweight Cryptography Workshop

Homeland Security Today

June 16, 2015
NIST Looks to Secure the IoT

EnterpriseTech Security Edition

May 12, 2015
SecureRF Offers Next Generation of Asymmetric Security for the Internet of Things

App Developer Magazine

May 7, 2015
Four cool vendors in the Internet of Things

Network World

May 5, 2015
SecureRF to Showcase the Next Generation of Asymmetric Security

Sensors Magazine

May 2015
Product Focus: Anti-Counterfeit Systems

Wines & Vines

April 23, 2015
Cool Vendors in Mobile Security and IoT Security, 2015


February 13, 2015
SecureRF Announces Cryptography for IoT Devices

IOT Journal

February 10, 2015
SecureRF Announces Algebraic Eraser Core to provide Public Key security for FPGAs, ASICs, and embedded devices

Homeland Security Today

January 27, 2015
Secure NFC Tag for IoT

Connected World Magazine

January 22, 2015
SecureRF's LIME Tag NX01 Enables Authentication for IoT Products

SecureRF announces the LIME Tag NX01, a secure Near Field Communication (NFC) tag that utilizes Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to deliver identification and authentication solutions that require no database or Internet connectivity when performing an authentication. The passive NX01 does not require a battery or other external power source and is available as an inlay, card, or chip for integration into existing products, labels or tags.
CIO Review

January 21, 2015
AIM Names Committee Leadership for 2015

Key Positions Represent Corporate & Academic AIDC Leaders. Louis Parks, President & CEO of SecureRF Corporation, will assume the Chair position for AIM's RFID Experts Group (REG).
AIM Global

2014 Coverage

SINET Showcase and Workshops 2014 Spotlights the Future of Cybersecurity
December 8, 2014

On the Radar: SecureRF - a research report
Highlights: The IoT is an emerging market for security technology, and SecureRF is clearly in contention with its low-power, small-footprint, system-on-a-chip capabilities.
December 4, 2014
Ovum Research

Connecticut Technology Council Honors Emerging Technology Companies for Accomplishments and Potential at Eighth Annual Connecticut Innovation Summit
November 13, 2014
CTC Press Release

SecureRF Honored for Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Innovations for the Internet of Things
November 10, 2014
Embedded Computing News

Security Innovation Network (SINET) Announces Its 2014 Top 16 Emerging Cybersecurity Companies
November 3, 2014
Yahoo Finance

2014 Connecticut Innovation Summit Tech Companies To Watch
October 20, 2014
Connecticut Technology Council

Can You Name the Top 10 IoT Companies?
July 14, 2014

Apple and Google Dominate 'Internet of Things' Influence with Home Automation Efforts
July 8, 2014
Forbes Magazine

Appinions Internet of Things Influence Report.
July 8, 2014

People on the Move: Mark Javello, Joins SecureRF as SVP of Commercial and Industrial Sales
July 1, 2014
New York Business Journal

Derek Atkins Joins SecureRF as Chief Technology Officer
June 26, 2014
CTOs on the Move

The Honorable Dr. James I. Finley joins SecureRF as SVP of Aerospace and Defense
June 23, 2014
Military Embedded Systems Magazine

Drake Smith Joins SecureRF as VP of Development
June 20, 2014
Virtual Strategy

2013 Coverage

Connecticut Technology Council Honors Emerging Technology Companies for Accomplishments and Potential at Seventh Annual Connecticut Innovation Summit
November 7, 2013
Connecticut Technology Council

Anti-Counterfeit Technologies: A Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective
Growth of international free trade and inadequate drug regulation have led to the expansion of trade in counterfeit drugs worldwide. Technological protection is seen to be the best way to avoid this problem. Different technologies came into existence like overt, covert, and track and trace technologies. This review emphasizes ideal technological characteristics, existing anti-counterfeit technologies, and their adoption in different countries.
March 2013
Scientia Pharmaceutica

2012 Coverage

Lack of Security in Smart-Meter Rollouts
Customers that opt to purchase the Home Energy Device (HED) or Home Area Network (HAN) will be that much more suceptible to hacking.
July 15, 2012
Naperville Smart Meter Awareness

How privacy-conscious consumers are fooling, hacking smart meters

The recent roll out of smart meters has brought about mixed reactions from consumers. Curiously, in all this haste to accomplish the government's energy program, no federal safeguards seem to have been designed to protect customer information from being accessed by others.
July 15, 2012
Natural News

Authenticate Products by Smart Phone

SecureRF Corporation's Veridify authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution quickly validates products through a smart phone application.
March 8, 2012
Material Handling & Logistics

Veridify's NFC Tags to Fight Counterfeiting

Veridify is an authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution based on NFC technology that quickly validates products through an easy-to-use smartphone application.
March 1, 2012

2011 Coverage

2011 Tech Companies to Watch: SecureRF

SecureRF is named a Tech Company to watch by the Connecticut Technology Council.
November 14, 2011
CTC Blog

AIM North America Taps Leaders from Terso Solutions, FLEXcon, SecureRF, and Woelco Labeling Solutions
SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks, joins the AIM North America Board of Directors.
October 20, 2011
AIM Global's RFID Connections

RFID Security - Are We There Yet?

Louis Parks is interviewed by Burt Moore for AIM's monthly podcast.
"It seems as if the journey to having truly secure RFID systems is taking far too long. But we may finally be getting close to where we want to be."
June 1, 2011

SecureRF Corporation Joins AIM

AIM works to increase the understanding and adoption of Auto ID, RFID and enterprise mobile computing through education, standards, and cooperation with other leading industry associations.
May 25, 2011

Do You Have Connecticut's Next Award Winning Idea for the GE ecomagination Challenge?
SecureRF's Joanne Kelleher encourages the Connecticut technology community to submit an idea to the GE ecomagination Challenge.
January 21, 2011
CT Innovations Blog

GE Ecomagination: Crowd-Power Gives Boost To Clean Energy Startups

Innovation comes from a place where gaps exist, problems are identified and ideas connect. ... And sometimes ideas are larger, like SecureRF, which has created a way to encrypt and protect the entire digital grid.
January 11, 2011
Huffington Post

GE Launches Next Phase of Grid Challenge: The Home

GE and the investors are calling for submissions from entrepreneurs building eco-home technology.
January 7, 2011

2010 Coverage

Wireless Security Start-up Gets State, National Millions

GE picked SecureRF for its Ecomagination award because the technology can be developed and adapted smartly to the smart grid devices, said GE spokeswoman Jamie Loftus.
December 20, 2010
Hartford Business Journal

SecureRF positioned to help GE with 'baked-in' security

We have the security technology, the tool kits, Louis Parks said. The GE partnership and money will help develop applications for the smart grid.
November 30, 2010
Smart Grid Today

GE Picks First Dozen Smart-Grid Ecomagination Winners

SecureRF is one of 12 companies to receive the initial $55 Million GE and Venture Capital partners will invest in clean energy solutions.
November 16, 2010

GE's First 12 Challenge Winners, A Few Surprises

SecureRF stood out as the pure software player among the 12 winners and its specialty is its Algebraic Eraser public-key cryptography method designed for low-power devices like sensors and meters.
November 16, 2010

SecureRF Joins DASH7 Alliance: Brings Security Expertise to Wireless Standards .

SecureRF will work with more than 50 participating companies from around the world to advance the development of security methods and standards for the DASH7 wireless sensor networking standard.
October 13, 2010

World's 1st Crypto Method in Linear Time

SecureRF recognized for their patent covering public key cryptography methods.
September/October 2010
Pass Age Now

Why the U.S. won't fund RFID research

SecureRF's Phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation was listed as one of the few examples of federal funding for RFID research.
June 21, 2010
RFID 24-7

SecureRF Granted U.S. Patent for Secure Communications Method Targeting Sensors and Wireless Platforms

"The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the SecureRF U.S. Patent 7,649,999 for the world's first cryptography method to run in linear time. The patented algorithm provides a key agreement protocol and a method for generating a secret key to facilitate secure communications."
June 17, 2010
Embedded Computing Design

RFID in Pharma Today

"Small entrepreneurial companies such as SecureRF ... have developed specific algorithms and tag technology that will allow the [passive RFID tag] user, using standardized protocols, to authenticate and transmit information securely."
June 1, 2010
Pharm Pro Magazine

Ensuring the Security of RFID Systems

As an industry, we need to do more to provide the components for a complete, secure RFID system.
May/June 2010
Pass Age Now

SecureRF Opens New R&D Office in Connecticut

January/February 2010
Pass Age Now

2009 Coverage

SecureRF Wins NSF Support to Develop Secure RFID Tags

SecureRF awarded a Phase II National Science Foundation grant.
November/December 2009
Pass Age Now

SecureRF Opens Office at Connecticut Innovation's CTech Incubator

SecureRF Corporation has opened an office in New Haven, CT.
October 2009

SecureRF to Tackle Drug Counterfeiting with RFID

SecureRF Corporation has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a secure passive RFID tag for the U.S. Pharmaceutical supply chain.
August 2009

Securing Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies

Louis Parks, President and CEO of SecureRF, contributed this article to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer. Barcodes and RFID tags used on pharmaceutical packaging must be secured if they are to provide any real protection as an anti-counterfeiting technology.
August 2009
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (Registration required or view SecureRF_Article_Pharmaceutical_Packaging)

Pharmaceutical Packaging and ePedigree Requirements

Louis Parks, President and CEO of SecureRF, contributed this article to Equipment and Processing Report for It discusses options and considerations for capturing ePedigree data.
May 2009

Podcast: SecureRF - Embedded Security Solution for RFID - Cryptography, SecureM2M and More

Louis Parks, President and CEO of SecureRF, developer of the world's first linear-based security methods, spoke with about security in the growing world of M2M (machine-to-machine) applications, especially in RFID and SecureRF's new SecureM2M SDK (software development kit) for developers. Anyone interested in embedded wireless, RFID, M2M, and of course security against hacking as well as cryptography would benefit from this podcast.
May 2009 Podcast

Security and RFID's Place in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

"The trade-offs between technology and traceability (in the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain) must be made with all of the socio-technological issues related to privacy we are facing today. To do this effectively will require a holistic approach, in which security considerations are the primary factor in selecting technology and establishing a drug pedigree to demonstrate the safety of our products."
May 2009
Pharmaceutical Processing

RFID Enjoys Widespread Industry Adoption

"The direction of RFID security technology research has been largely influenced by collaboration between the US government and private research firms. In December 2008, SecureRF Corp of the US received a research grant from the US Air Force to investigate an advanced method of secure, satellite-enabled RFID."
March 2009
Nikkei Electronics Asia

SecureRF Announces Machine-to-Machine Security Solutions

"As machine to machine (M2M) communications become more sophisticated and commonplace, this area is an increasingly tempting target for hackers and terrorists." said Louis Parks, SecureRF's CEO. "Our SecureM2M Toolkit provides developers and engineers with a flexible method to implement custom security functions in embedded platforms, microcontrollers, FPGAs and other integrated circuits."
February 9, 2009
Embedded Computing Design

2008 Coverage

SecureRF to Develop Secure RFID for the US Air Force

"One of the innovative parts of this project is that security will actually run on the tag," said SecureRF CEO Louis Parks. "The tag itself is an active participant in the security process. It's something like a cell phone, which makes active decisions on who to accept signals from."
December 10, 2008
RFID Update

SecureRF Lands SBIR grant for RFID Tracking

SecureRF Corp. has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the United States Air Force (USAF). The project aims to develop a secure, satellite-enabled, radio frequency identification (RFID) system for asset tracking.
December 5, 2008
Mass HighTech

New Association Highlights RFID Security Issues

The RFID Security Alliance (RFIDSA) officially announced its formation as a resource to provide education and assistance for RFID-related security and privacy issues. SecureRF is one of the co-founding firms. The association includes a mix of RFID companies and other firms focused on various security and technology areas. A major focus for the association is to make people aware of RFID-related security issues so appropriate precautions can be designed into systems.
September 4, 2008

SecureRF National Science Foundation Grant For Secure RFID Tags Has Been Extended

"We have found that no one in the pharmaceutical industry has had fruitful discussions about what is needed in an RFID tag from a security perspective," said Louis Parks, SecureRF's CEO.
August 12, 2008
Pharmaceutical Online

RFID Security and e-Pedigree Law Compliance

"Many people think of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain as encrypting data, when in fact many different security tools should be used in different combinations," Parks noted. "The level of security that is appropriate for particular pharmaceutical applications such as anti-diversion, e-pedigree, track-and-trace and cold chain management will also vary and must be balanced against the apparent and real risks."
April 1, 2008

2007 Coverage

Persistance Pays Off for Tech Startup

"The kind of perseverance Parks displayed is just one trait investors look for when determining where to place their bets."
November 26, 2007
Business New Haven

Finding the Way Forward in the Supply Chain

From the Product Security Guide 2007 supplement
September 2007
Pharmaceutical Commerce

Editor's Choice for Embedded Computing Design:

RFID tag keeps info private
"Security in embedded devices is more than encryption; it also includes confidentiality. Preventing information from being disclosed to unauthorized contacts is a vital part of the security chain."
August 2007
Embedded Computing Design magazine

RFID Tag Launches in Pharma Market

Manufacturers and distributors can use the authentication and data protection features of the LIME Tag to address problems of drug counterfeiting by using a range of recognized cryptographic methods to create an unalterable electronic seal. The product also will help pharmaceutical manufacturers and other cold chain distributors track and monitor product temperature history with its temperature sensor.
July 2007
Pharmacy Times

Countering RFID Counterfeiters

Some RFID vendors are taking steps to outsmart counterfeiters.
June 2007
RFID Journal

Reducing Medical Errors Using Secure RFID Technology

RFID technology can successfully be used to reduce medical errors. This technology can aid in the accurate matching of patients with their medications and treatments. The enthusiasm for using RFID technology in medical settings has been tempered by privacy concerns. We discuss new encryption methods that address these concerns.
June 2007
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGCSE Bulletin

Keeping the Secrets: RFID Vendors Look to Cryptography for Anti-Counterfeiting

If the pharmaceutical industry wants to use RFID just as a carrier of an ID number, why not just stick with barcode? says SecureRF's Parks. There is computational and memory capacity in RFID tags, why not use it?
May 30, 2007
Pharmaceutical Commerce

SecureRF Announces Breakthrough In RFID Security

Comment: We saw the SecureRF tag demonstrated at RFID Journal Live and were very impressed with
its functionality. Don't be surprised to see this company become a major influence in the RFID sector.
May 11, 2007
Scan: The Data Capture Report

Rose-tinted view of RFID?

Pharma companies need to look a little deeper and be aware that radio frequency identification (RFID) is not necessarily the foolproof solution to supply chain protection that some parties are touting, warned an RFID specialist a recent conference in New York. Comments about Louis Parks' presentation at INTERPHEX.
May 8, 2007

Through the Airways

Like your kids, you don't want your RFID tags to be promiscuous. But those high-tech inventory and access control devices have pretty much offered what they have to everyone in the neighborhood - until now.
May 6, 2007
Stamford Advocate

SecureRF Announces Temperature-Logging EPC Tag with Data Protection

The semi-passive tag uses the company's Algebraic Eraser and public and private keys to encrypt temperature history or other data an end user might want to secure.
April 2007
RFID Journal

New RFID Tag Promises Benefits for the Cold Chain

New battery-assisted passive tag includes built-in temperature sensor, data encryption.
April 11, 2007
Supply Chain Digest

Multi-talented RFID tag hits pharma market

The first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that authenticates, encrypts data and monitors product temperature hit the shelves last week, aimed specifically at protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain.
April 10, 2007
In-Pharma Technologist

SecureRF CEO to Speak on Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Issues

April 2007

Is wireless RFID sensor authentication / encryption possible? Maybe.

March 26, 2007

RFID threats: Don't be alarmed, but be aware.

RFID holes create security concerns; Recent security glitches show RFID vulnerabilities
March 22, 2007
Network World

SecureRF's Security Solution For RFID Recognized By the American Mathematical Society

March 13, 2007

Next Generation Wireless: Secure RFID Tag

SecureRF tag features onboard security and cold chain management features, targeting pharmaceutical supply chain applications. The tag uses SecureRF's security technology to actively authenticate and encrypt reader/tag communications. This solution will help pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors provide a tamper-proof record down to the item level that will prove the packaged drug is authentic, and ensure privacy by allowing only authorized readers access to sensitive information.
January 2007
RF Design Magazine

Your Arsenal (Security Packaging Supplement)

In the war against counterfeiters and diverters, you need several weapons. Experts recommend adding several layers of security to your product and package to deter counterfeiters. The following solutions may help you get started.
January 2007

Mixed Signals

RFID gives businesses--and bad guys--an easy way to track and change information.
January 2007
Information Security Magazine (registration required)

2006 Coverage

Making RFID tag systems more secure
This technology "is already creating a buzz with promises to eliminate counterfeiting and enhance cold chain management with each tag carrying a built-in temperature sensor."

December 11, 2006

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Peer Reviewed Paper

The American Mathematical Society has published a journal in their Contemporary Mathematics series called Algebraic Methods in Cryptography. It includes a peer reviewed research paper about our methods called "Key agreement, the Algebraic Eraser and Lightweight Cryptography." Read our press release: SecureRF's Security Solution for RFID Recognized by the American Mathematical Society.
December 2006
Algebraic Methods in Cryptography

RFID: Not Just Vanilla Anymore

"More and more, RFID tags which traditionally carried simple identifying information are being paired with sensors. And lately they're being enhanced by other technologies, too, for sometimes-surprising effect. Take, for instance, SecureRF's new tag that offers both cold-chain management features (including a temperature sensor) and security capabilities."
November 17, 2006
Sensors Magazine

New Security-Laden RFID Tag Targets Pharma

"Security has been something that hasn't been completely lacking, but definitely lacking from the RFID market -- especially the UHF market," ABI Research analyst Sara Shah tells RFID Update. "It hasn't been a huge issue in the consumer-goods retail supply chain market, but with the pharmaceutical market, security is a much bigger issue. SecureRF and others have identified this."
November 17, 2006
RFID Update

SecureRF's New RFID Tag Keeps Pharma Data Intact

Data's encrypted, alright.
But that doesn't mean it's safe among slick drug counterfeiting types, who are capable of cloning captured tags.
What you need is strong readers and mutual authentication, say the folks at SecureRF, which just announced a new RFID tag with onboard security and cold-chain management features.
November 17, 2006

RFID and True Security

Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF, was interviewed by AIM Global about threats to RFID and security options. This Hear and Know column is also available as a podcast.
November 2, 2006
AIM Global's Hear and Know Interview

SecureRF May Have The Holy Grail For Encryption

SecureRF is targeting the RFID space with its new encryption technology, but this could be much bigger.
October 4, 2006
Electronic Design

SecureRF co-founder, Dorian Goldfeld, has published a new book:

Automorphic Forms and L-Functions for the Group GL(n,R)
(Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
L-functions associated to automorphic forms encode all classical number theoretic information. They are akin to elementary particles in physics. This book provides an entirely self-contained introduction to the theory of L-functions in a style accessible to graduate students with a basic knowledge of classical analysis, complex variable theory, and algebra.
View at

SecureRF's Disruptive Security Gets Kudos at Conference

September 27, 2006
RFID News - SecureRF's Disruptive Security Gets Kudos at Conference

Forrester Says RFID Security Falls Short for Some Apps
September 23, 2006

RFID Journal

RFID COMPLICATIONS: Tag switching and counterfeiting are security issues particular to RFID

February 2006

2005 Coverage

Manufacturing Business Technology

SecureRF debuts linear-based security solution

December 1, 2005
RF Design Magazine

SecureRF Creates New Encryption Method

The data security startup says its Algebraic Eraser is faster, requires less processing power and could be used on EPCglobal Class 1 Generation 2 RFID tags for protecting data transmissions.
November 9, 2005
RFID Journal

RFID security firm signs $1M funding

November 4, 2005
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

SecureRF Debuts with World's First Linear-based Security Solution for Passive and Active RFID Chips and Readers

October 27, 2005