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SecureRF is a Finalist in the Global Security Challenge

The fifth annual Global Security Challenge competition, the largest and leading international competition for security innovators, offers security entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their inventions and compete for over $500,000 in cash support, sponsored by the TSWG of the US Government. The competition aims to identify, explore and foster innovation in the field of homeland security technology. The goal is to support the development of innovative technologies and ensure their success.

SecureRF’s submission has been chosen as one of the 3 United States East Coast Finalists in the Best Security SME category of the GSC Competition 2010. Louis Parks will present our innovation at the GSC East Coast Regional Final, in Washington, DC on September 23, 2010. Winners from each region go to the GSC Summit in London in November.

As of this morning, a limited number of free tickets are available for those people who wish to attend the USA East Coast regional final. Let us know if you plan to attend.

Our submission discusses how our breakthrough public-key method, the Algebraic Eraser, addresses the security issues in the M2M, embedded device and smart grid markets. The Algebraic Eraser can be used to create strong authentication, data encryption and repudiation mechanisms suitable for small and embedded systems which currently have no or limited security options. Applications include:

  • Usage control to ensure that a device works in the prescribed way.
  • Anti-cloning to accept only authorized peripherals or components via authentication.
  • Secure condition and exception monitoring using sensors.
  • Secure on-device tracking and data collection.
  • Protect smart grid communications and authenticate devices.

We think these are important issues in protecting our country’s infrastructure and we hope the judges do too.