SecureRF Corporation, a leading provider of quantum-resistant security tools for the Internet of Things (IoT), is heading to Connect Security World to present its future-proof authentication and data protection technology to the international IoT security community. The company’s innovative cryptography solutions provide strong protection for IoT devices that run on very small processors and require ultra-low-energy consumption.
Engineers, developers, and embedded security experts face a major challenge. Low-resource devices, running on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit processors, lack the computing and memory resources needed to incorporate contemporary security methods like Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). During a talk on September 26, SecureRF’s CTO Derek Atkins will present two of the company’s security solutions—the Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA)—which are ideally suited in terms of size, speed, and power for the small processors powering the IoT. Based on Group Theoretic Cryptography methods, SecureRF’s tools are at least 60 times faster than ECC and consume up to 140 times less energy.
“A common misconception is that constrained IoT devices cannot run public-key solutions, and this is true about legacy methods—either they don’t fit or, if they can be made to fit, they don’t perform,” Atkins said. “I will show how Group Theoretic, quantum-resistant, cryptographic solutions easily fit onto tiny IoT devices as small as 8 bits and execute many times faster than legacy methods.”
Ironwood KAP and WalnutDSA are future-proof, providing critical protection against all known quantum attacks. As recently announced by the United States National Security Agency (NSA), quantum resistance is a critical requirement for users looking to deliver secure sensors, devices, and actuators that have multi-year lifespans. SecureRF’s solutions will protect IoT devices even when quantum computers become available and render currently used methods such as ECC and RSA obsolete.
This year’s Connect Security World conference will bring together digital security experts and IoT developers to discuss and define next-generation IoT security challenges that will need to be addressed. The conference runs for two and a half days starting on September 25, 2017, in Marseille, France.