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RFID Security Alliance Monthly Open Forum on DASH7 & Security 12/8/2010

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher
The RFID Security Alliance holds a monthly open forum about topics related to securing radio frequency identification systems. Attendees can dial in or, if in the San Francisco area, attend in person. The December topic is DASH7 and Security.

DASH7 is a low power, long range wireless networking technology that extends the ISO 18000-7 standard for Active RFID.

Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF and a member of the DASH7 Alliance Security Working Group, will discuss the proposed DASH7 security functionality. His talk includes:

  • Possible Security Threats to RFID
  • Challenges in Securing RFID
  • Symmetric or Private Key vs. Asymmetric or Public Key
  • Protocols and Methods
  • Mutual Authentication
  • DASH7 Technology
  • Security for DASH7

There will be time for questions and discussion. RFIDSA Chair, Michael McCartney, will also lead a discussion on what is new in the RFID industry.

The 12/8/2010 forum starts at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will last about 1 hour. To participate, RSVP to Anna at (415) 331-9292 or She will send you the dial in details and a copy of the slides. If you wish to join in person, the physical location is QLM Consulting, Sausalito CA.

We hope you can join us. The next RFID Security Alliance Monthly Open Forum is scheduled for January 12, 2011.