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SecureRF Collaborates with University at Buffalo Mathematics Doctoral Students to Study Algebraic Eraser

SecureRF, a leading provider of security solutions for the Internet of Things, announces their participation in an innovative research program for math Ph.D. candidates with the University at Buffalo. This collaboration is supported by a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will provide the candidates with an opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world applications including the security industry. Starting in the Fall of 2016, select students will begin a yearlong training program culminating in a summer internship at SecureRF’s offices. They will participate in research and the further development of SecureRF’s Algebraic Eraser, the world’s first linear-in-time Public Key security solution.

The NSF grant supports a new initiative called the Experiential Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE@UB) led by mathematics professor and director of graduate studies William Menasco, and David Hemmer, chair of the Department of Mathematics in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Today’s mathematicians have career options beyond just academia, says Menasco. This program helps us prepare our students by building up our department’s institutional knowledge of what problems industry is facing. Hemmer commented, Students will benefit by getting the chance to work on real industry problems.

Before starting their onsite work, the interns are required to study the mathematical foundations of the Algebraic Eraser protocol as well as several other cryptographic methods now under development by SecureRF for the Internet of Things. The Algebraic Eraser is implemented in low-resource devices, including 8-bit and 16-bit processors and sensors, addressing authentication and data protection. The interns will provide development support and testing on roots-of-trust methods for secure boot and secure load operations.

SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks said, As devices, sensors and objects are given digital identities that connect them to the Internet by the billions, the need for security and privacy is becoming a critical factor for both market adoption and safety. Parks further commented, We’re excited to participate in this program and to be able to tap into UB’s math expertise.

SecureRF joins UB’s other partners, IBM Buffalo Innovation Center, M&T Bank, Moog Inc., and the University’s School of Management in this innovative program.

About SecureRF

SecureRF Corporation Securing the Internet of Things provides security solutions for embedded systems and wireless sensor technologies used in non-traditional payment systems, supply chain risk management, cold chain management, and anti-counterfeiting applications in the pharmaceutical, consumer, defense, and homeland security sectors. Under the Veridify banner, the company’s technology is based on a breakthrough in public-key cryptography that is computationally efficient, yet highly secure. It provides strong authentication and data protection solutions for low-resource platforms.

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