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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 [...]

Mitigating DDoS attacks with secure IoT endpoints

The IoT is expected to comprise 20.8 billion devices by 2020, with Gartner estimating that 5.5 million new “things” went online daily during 2016. Nevertheless, as Forrester analysts emphasize, robust IoT security remains mired in [...]

Securing the Internet of Things starts with transistors

Asaf Ashkenazi, senior director of product management in Rambus’ Security Division, has penned an article for Semiconductor Engineering about the six “Strategic Principles” for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) outlined by the U.S. Department of [...]

Rambus talks vehicle security at TU-Automotive

Joe Gullo, the senior director for Rambus automotive strategy and development, recently participated in a TU-Automotive panel that explored the importance of securing next-gen autonomous vehicles. Indeed, the number of threat vectors in the automotive [...]

The evolving requirements of IoT security

Ed Sperling and Jeff Dorsch of Semiconductor Engineering recently penned an article about the future of IoT security. Specifically, the two journalists highlighted the distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Dyn which saw waves [...]

Mirai botnet targets IoT devices

In late September, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs’ website was overwhelmed by a massive DDoS attack that hit at a rate of 620Gbps, forcing Akamai to temporarily suspend service. In a blog post describing the cyber [...]

Rambus inks license agreement with Xilinx

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Rambus has signed a license agreement with Xilinx that covers Rambus’ patented memory controller, SerDes and security technologies. In addition, the two companies have agreed to evaluate potential collaboration on the use of Rambus’ CryptoManager [...]

Security is “often overlooked” for the IoT

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has determined that the overwhelming majority of publicly reported Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities publicly disclosed over the last year could have been easily avoided. According Craig Spiezle, Executive Director [...]

Securing next-gen drones

John Edwards of Semiconductor Engineering recently penned an article that explores the security risks associated with drones. The biggest drone threat of all, says Edwards, may turn out to be attacks made against the vehicles [...]

Safecracking goes high-tech with side-channel attacks

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During the early days of safecracking, rudimentary rotary locks were compromised by feel or sound to determine the correct combination. Following in this tradition, a security researcher known as Plore recently demonstrated how side-channel attacks [...]

Security researchers hack automotive CAN network

White hat security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have once again hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, this time plugging a laptop directly into the vehicle’s CAN network via a port under the dashboard. “Instead [...]

Taking smartphone security to the next level

Asaf Ashkenazi, a senior director at Rambus’ security division, recently gave a keynote presentation about the future of mobile security at the Linley Group’s Mobile and Wearables Conference. According to Ashkenzai, the demand for trusted [...]

Video: Rambus and Movimento secure OTA updates for connected vehicles

Earlier this summer, Rambus and Movimento teamed up to demonstrate a joint OTA update solution at TU-Automotive in Detroit. Essentially, Movimento’s OTA technology uses Rambus’ CryptoManager platform to enable in-field provisioning of encrypted keys generated for [...]

This algorithm steals ATM PINs from wearables

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Security researchers at Binghamton University and the Stevens Institute of Technology have successfully combined smartwatch sensor data with an algorithm to crack ATM PINs. As Megan Scudellari of IEE Spectrum reports, Chen Wang of Binghamton [...]

Securing connected vehicles with Rambus CryptoManager

Anna Steffora Mutschler of Semiconductor Engineering recently observed that self-driving cars have prompted the semiconductor industry to consider a number of complex legal and regulatory issues. “[Self-driving vehicles] open up a whole new field for [...]

EE Times talks Rambus and automotive security

Junko Yoshida of the EE Times reports that Rambus is diving into the field of cyber-security for OTA vehicle updates, which she describes as a “red-hot” issue for the current automotive market. “Rambus, a semiconductor [...]

Rambus and Movimento secure OTA updates for connected vehicles

Rambus and Movimento have teamed up to deliver secure and personalized OTA updates for connected vehicles. As Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, VP of Products and Marketing at Rambus Cryptography Research points out, numerous OTA solutions designed [...]

Aligning corporate and startup strategies for the IoT

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Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently participated in an Internet of Things World panel about aligning corporate and startup strategies. As Nadel notes, the key to achieving successful synergy between the two requires a nuanced understanding [...]

IoT security spending to hit $348 million in 2016

Gartner analysts have confirmed that global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) security will reach $348 million in 2016 – marking a 23.7 percent increase from $281.5 million in 2015. Although overall spending is expected [...]

Shifting gears for the IoT

Writing for Semiconductor Engineering, Ann Steffora Mutschler observes that a shift is currently underway in the automotive industry as more connected vehicles hit the road each year. “[Connectivity adds] many of the features that consumers [...]

IoT security market to exceed $28 billion by 2020

A new report published by Research and Markets projects that the Internet of Things (IoT) security market will increase from $6.89 billion in 2015 to $28.90 billion by 2020. “With the technological advancement and increasing [...]

DEFCON organizer talks IoT security

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Ted Harrington, partner at Independent Security Evaluators and organizer of the annual DEFCON hacker conference, is not at all optimistic about a secure IoT. As Harrington tells Inverse, IoT security “will get worse, potentially a [...]

New monetization opportunities for the IoT

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Steven Woo, VP of Solutions Marketing at Rambus, recently participated in an Internet of Things (IoT) Summit panel discussion about the creation of new monetization opportunities in the burgeoning space. As Woo noted, chip design [...]

CryptoManager: Between ASICs and FPGAs

Manufacturers typically configure application-specific integrated circuits (ASICS) for targeted use cases. In contrast, a field-programmable gate array – or FPGA – is an integrated circuit with custom logic that is configured by a customer or [...]