Provider of quantum-resistant security tools for the IoT, SecureRF will be exhibiting its authentication and data protection solutions for low-resource processors and embedded devices at ARM TechCon 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. The company will also deliver a talk at the ARM Theater on two of its public-key solutions, Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA), which were selected as finalists for ARM TechCon’s 'Best Contribution to IoT Security' award.
The IoT is home to many resource-constrained devices that have inherent limitations on how they can be secured. Many of these devices require authentication and data protection but they do not have the computing and memory resources to incorporate contemporary security solutions. The challenge is magnified by the threat that known quantum computing attacks pose to legacy cryptographic protocols, such as ECC and RSA.
SecureRF addresses these problems with solutions such as WalnutDSA and Ironwood KAP, a complementary pair of quantum-resistant functions with reduced computational requirements that enable even software-only implementations. Ironwood KAP and WalnutDSA are at least 60 times faster than ECC, consume up to 140 times less energy, and do not require connection to a database or a network. With these solutions, developers using even the smallest ARM Cortex-M series processors can secure their IoT products.
"Our future-proof security tools enable developers to quickly add authentication and data protection to their IoT devices," said Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF. "Our easy-to-implement, public-key solutions secure ARM’s most constrained processor cores, which are extensively used throughout the IoT.”
In addition to ARM Cortex-M0 solutions, Ironwood KAP and WalnutDSA have even been implemented on an ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller that is powered exclusively by a miniature solar cell. WalnutDSA also meets the demands of secure boot and secure update applications. SecureRF’s protocols can be used for device-to-device authentication and complements ARM TrustZone technology.
SecureRF will be exhibiting at booth 105 at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA, from 24th to 26th October 2017. ARM TechCon Innovation Awards winners will be announced on 25th October. SecureRF will give a talk about its solutions at the ARM Theater after 4pm on 26th October.