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A holistic view of automotive security with FASTR and Rambus

Infographic: Opportunities for Research & Innovation The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) recently published an infographic that highlights its holistic view of vehicle security. As is illustrated in the infographic below, this includes [...]

IoT adoption outpaces security as cyber threats mount

The Internet Society (ISOC) has published a detailed report that highlights the “pressing need” for IoT security. According to the organization, connected devices add enormous complexity to an already complex security environment. Consequently, there is an [...]

The challenge of securing smart homes

Understanding smart homes Although there is little consensus regarding a specific definition, the “Internet of Things” generally refers to the multiple networks of devices (“things”) that communicate with each other via wired and wireless network [...]

The challenge of securing smart cities

Defining smart cities The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines smart cities as urban centers that integrate cyber-physical technologies and infrastructure to create environmental and economic efficiency while improving the overall quality of life. [...]

The importance of securing smart homes

Earlier this month, Rambus Sr. Director of Security Products Asaf Ashkenazi wrote an article for Semiconductor Engineering that discusses the importance of securing smart homes. As Ashkenazi notes, OEMs are inadvertently creating major security risks [...]

Rambus showcases IoT security, mobile payments and smart ticketing @ MWCA 2017

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We will be showcasing our IoT security, mobile payment and smart ticketing solutions at Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA 2017) in San Francisco on September 12-14, 2017. Come visit us at stand N.319 in Moscone’s [...]

Understanding the growing threat of medical cyberattacks

Depending on what you read or who you talk to, medical devices, along with hospital networks, fall into two categories: they are either woefully unprepared for a cyberattack, or designed and maintained by those who [...]

SiFive and Rambus to provide IP for the ‘DesignShare’ economy

SiFive has announced a collaborative partnership with Rambus. More specifically, the latter company’s security technology will be made available for use with SiFive’s Freedom platforms. This includes a hardware root-of-trust, cryptographic cores, key provisioning capabilities [...]

Can the IoT be immunized?

The Financial Times recently published an article that explores the dangers of an unsecured IoT ecosystem. As the article notes, human pandemics such as the Spanish Flu illustrate how poor cyber-health could potentially lead to a [...]

U.S. Senate legislation seeks to bolster federal IoT security

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), have introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster the security of [...]

British police official eyes security ratings for IoT-connected devices

A British police official has suggested that televisions, fridges and other internet-connected home appliances should carry a cyber security score alongside energy efficiency ratings. “Whenever you go into a store now you see fridges and [...]

Softbank Technology announces strategic IoT security partnership with Rambus

Softbank Technology, along with two of its subsidiaries, Cybertrust Japan and Miracle Linux Corporation, have announced a strategic partnership with Rambus. The partnership will see the three companies collaborate to bolster IoT security and device [...]

Devil’s Ivy haunts vulnerable IoT devices

Security researchers at Senrio have discovered a stack buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2017-9765) in the M3004 Axis Communications security camera. Dubbed “Devil’s Ivy,” the vulnerability, identified in an open source third-party code library, results in remote [...]

FBI expresses concern over Internet-connected toys

Privacy and safety risks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a public service announcement that encourages consumers to carefully consider cyber security before introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes. “Smart toys [...]

Encouraging IoT security adoption

Rambus Sr. Director of Security Products Asaf Ashkenazi recently wrote an article for Semiconductor Engineering about encouraging IoT security adoption. As Ashkenazi notes, everyone acknowledges that the clear majority of IoT devices are vulnerable and [...]

We need to talk about IoT security

Earlier this month, Sophos global head of security research James Lyne told ITProPortal that now is the time for tough, immediate action on dangerously unsafe IoT products. "We're absolutely in a world of release features, [...]

Ransomware could target connected vehicles

Jeff Plungis of Consumer Reports observes that the recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack highlights the digital vulnerabilities in our daily lives, including connected vehicles which increasingly rely on computer chips and more than 100 million lines [...]

U.S. Government Accountability Office highlights unsecured IoT risks

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a detailed report that explores the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT). As the report warns, the growing ubiquity and pervasive connectivity of IoT devices and [...]

U.S. firms confirm IoT security breaches

A new survey conducted by Altman Vilandrie & Company confirms that nearly half of U.S. firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have been hit by a recent security breach. According to the strategy [...]

Rambus and Synopsys deliver provisioning services for secure hardware modules

Rambus and Synopsys are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of advanced security platforms and technologies to protect valuable assets during key and device provisioning. In this context, Rambus will provide its CryptoManager infrastructure and key [...]

DesignNews highlights Rambus’ IoT Device Management

Earlier this month, Charles Murray of Design News sat down with Rambus Sr. Director of Security Products Asaf Ashkenazi to discuss the company’s recently launched IoT Device Management service. According to Ashkenazi, the service provides [...]

Is malware threatening the future of smart cities?

Writing for IBM’s Security Intelligence publication, Douglas Bonderud notes that the advantages of smart cities offset neither the potential security issues, nor the risk of connected devices and vehicles as unwitting malware carriers. “While it’s [...]

Rambus talks IoT Device Management at IoT World 2017

Last week, Rambus Sr. Director of Security Products Asaf Ashkenazi gave a presentation about enabling cost effective connected device security at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara. According to Ashkenazi, there are a number of [...]

A closer look at Rambus’ CryptoManager IoT Device Management

The rise of Internet of Things malware illustrates the real-world risks associated with deploying unsecured IoT devices. Indeed, nearly every device is a potential target for cyber criminals with malicious intent. As such, it is [...]

EE Times features Rambus’ CryptoManager IoT Device Management platform

Rick Merritt of the EE Times reports that Rambus is broadening its security portfolio to include a service that manages cloud connections for IoT devices. As Merritt points out, STMicroelectronics and Qualcomm are the first two chip makers showing support for [...]

Rambus and Cybertrust secure connected devices

Rambus has announced a partnership with Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd. (Cybertrust), a leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions and a subsidiary of SoftBank Technology Corp. The two companies will deliver secure key provisioning [...]

Rambus demonstrates CryptoManager IoT Device Management with STMicroelectronics

Rambus is teaming up with STMicroelectronics to showcase its recently announced IoT Device Management service as part of its CryptoManager™ platform. The two companies are working together to simplify provisioning and device management for IoT OEMs [...]

U.S. Director of National Intelligence highlights IoT security risks

Last week, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). Coats discussed a range of topics outlined in the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, including artificial [...]

Rambus launches turnkey secure connectivity with CryptoManager IoT Device Management

Rambus has launched a turnkey IoT Device Management service as part of its CryptoManager™ platform. Designed to work with leading IoT platforms and cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), the trusted service provides [...]

Autonomous vehicles shift security risks into overdrive

Semiconductor Engineering’s Ann Steffora Mutschler recently penned a detailed article about the future of autonomous vehicles. As Mutschler observed, autonomous driving and other advanced features will require far more complex software than what is found in cars [...]

DARPA wants hardware-anchored security

Network World’s Michael Cooney reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has expressed interest in adopting a hardware-based approach to cyber security. Indeed, DARPA has offered preliminary details about a new program dubbed [...]

Hajime challenges Mirai in battle over unsecured IoT devices

First identified in October 2016 by Rapidity Networks, Hajime has reportedly infected approximately 100,000 devices across the globe. According to PC World’s Michael Kan, Hajime scans the internet for vulnerable IoT devices such as cameras, [...]

BrickerBot targets unsecured IoT devices for permanent denial of service (PDoS)

The DHS's ICS-CERT has issued an alert update about BrickerBot, a nefarious family of malware that is designed to exploit hard-coded passwords in IoT devices and cause permanent denial of service (PDoS). According to Radware (via [...]

The importance of hardware-based security solutions

Earlier this month, Paul Kocher, a Rambus security technology advisor, spoke with Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering about the importance of hardware-based security solutions. According to Kocher, the industry is finally realizing that hardware-based security [...]

From semiconductors to services

Earlier this year, Rambus CEO Ron Black gave a keynote presentation at the IESA (Indian Electronic and Semiconductor Association) Vision Summit in Bangalore. Black’s presentation was covered by a number of prominent publications, including Rajeev [...]

Cryptography in the age of AI and quantum computing

Paul Kocher, a Rambus security technology advisor, recently sat down with Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering to discuss a wide range of topics, including the evolving cryptographic landscape in the age of quantum computing and [...]

Malware targets IoT devices for data wipes

Lucian Constantin of IDG News Service confirms that attackers have begun adding data-wiping  routines to malware targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. One such example is Amnesia, which infects digital video recorders by exploiting a [...]

Understanding cyber insurance and the IoT

Written by Asaf Ashkenazi for Rambus Denise Johnson of Claims Journal recently observed that there has been a noticeable jump in spearfishing and ransomware incidents. Concurrently, data security has weakened due to an increase in [...]

Embedded World 2017: Rambus showcases IoT security technology in Qualcomm booth

Embedded World 2017 - Rambus is showcasing its IoT security service and technology in Qualcomm’s booth (3-141) from March 14-16, 2017. The Rambus demo utilizes the security capabilities in Qualcomm chipsets to facilitate secure IoT [...]

Exploiting side-channel attacks with ASLR cache vulnerabilities (AnC)

Researchers from Vrije University in the Netherlands have developed a side-channel attack that neatly bypasses address space layout randomization (ASLR). As the researchers explain, ASLR randomizes the location of an application’s code and data in [...]

Ransomware families spike 752%

Trend Micro has confirmed a 752% increase in ransomware families during 2016, with spam ranked the top infection vector. According to the cyber security company, the availability of open source ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) will [...]

Protecting the physical world from the digital realm

Written by Asaf Ashkenazi Industry estimates suggest the global cyber insurance business could reach approximately $20 billion by 2020. Currently, most cyber insurance policies cover damages related to data leaks, such as the inadvertent publication [...]

DDoS attacks over 100 Gbps increase 140%

A recent report published by Akamai confirms a 140% percent year-over-year increase in DDoS attacks greater than 100 Gbps. The report also notes that 7 of the 12 Q4 2016 “mega attacks” with traffic greater [...]

The challenge of securing connected vehicles

Jeff Dorsch of Semiconductor Engineering recently noted that connected cars and the Internet of Things (IoT) go hand in hand. Nevertheless, says Dorsch, realizing the future of autonomous vehicles will demand close attention be paid [...]

Protecting local government offices from ransomware

Last week, cyber criminals targeted computer systems operated by the government of Licking County, Ohio with a virus and an accompanying financial demand that has been labelled ransomware. Ransomware is typically used to lock systems [...]

Paul Kocher moderates Cryptographers’ Panel at RSA 2017

Paul Kocher, the President and Chief Scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, moderated the RSA Cryptographers’ Panel on February 14, 2017. Participants, including Adi Shamir, Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau and Ronald Rivest, discussed the latest [...]

Rambus and FASTR accelerate automotive security

Rambus has joined the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium. Formerly known as the “Automotive Security Review Board,” FASTR was founded by Aeris, Intel Security and Uber in 2016. “FASTR is a valuable [...]

Juniper Research says cybersecurity is at a “boiling point”

Analysts at Juniper Research say the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will exceed 46 billion by 2021. As the analysts note, the 200% increase (from 2016) is expected to [...]

Securing chips for the IoT

Jeff Dorsch of Semiconductor Engineering notes that chips and modules going into Internet of Things (IoT) node devices “must have” cybersecurity features designed and built into them. “Multiple vendors are responding with products meant to keep [...]

Minimizing IoT DDoS attacks: Rambus Showcases IoT Security Demo with Qualcomm Technologies at CES 2017

Last week, Rambus showcased its IoT security service and technology in the Qualcomm Technologies booth (#10948) exclusively at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas. The service and technology offerings by Rambus are designed to take advantage [...]