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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Analysts bullish on IoT security

ABI Research analysts say the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next big market for cyber security. “While it remains a fragmented market that has yet to consolidate, the ecosystem is expanding with [...]

Balancing cores and memory with Smart Data Acceleration

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering recently noted that adding more cores to a processor doesn’t necessarily improve system performance. In fact, designing the wrong size or type of core may actually waste power. “This has [...]

Going beyond DRAM with Smart Data Acceleration

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering recently noted that new memory types and approaches are being developed as Moore’s Law begins to slow. “What fits where in the memory hierarchy is becoming less clear as the [...]

Designing a secure and sustainable ADAS

Writing for Semiconductor Engineering, Ann Steffora Mutschler observes that under the hood, modern vehicles barely resemble their predecessors from a few decades ago. “There are sophisticated safety and drivetrain monitoring features, software for interpreting and [...]

A market outlook for the IoT

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Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently headlined a CES 2016 AppNation panel exploring the market potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The panel was moderated by Matthew Quint of the Columbia Business School, and also [...]

A closer look at Rambus’ SDA research platform

Rambus’ Smart Data Acceleration (SDA) research platform focuses on architectures designed to offload computing closer to very large data sets at multiple points in the memory and storage hierarchy. Potential use case scenarios include real-time [...]

Rambus partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory on smart data acceleration

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently evaluating various aspects of Rambus’ Smart Data Acceleration (SDA) Research Program. Deployed at LANL, the SDA platform is designed to optimize the performance of in-memory databases, graph [...]

Securing 2.5D and fan-outs

Semiconductor Engineering editor-in-chief Ed Sperling recently noted that the long-anticipated move to 2.5D and fan-outs raises a number of familiar questions about security. “Will multiple chips combined in an advanced package be as secure as [...]

A modular approach to Big Data

Driven by Big Data and new applications, modern servers and data centers are out of synch with current demands – due to increasing requirements for real-time access to large amounts of information. That is precisely [...]

Securing connected vehicles

Ann Steffora Mutschler of Semiconductor Engineering recently noted that malicious hacking has existed since the dawn of connected electronics. However, says Mutschler, such hacks are now occurring with increasing sophistication in the automotive sector. “Even [...]

Hospital medical devices targeted in cyber attack

A recent report authored by TrapX details three instances where hospitals were hit by data breaches. According to DarkReading’s Kelly Jackson Higgins, the digital intrusions occurred after certain medical devices had been infected with malware [...]