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A Rise in IoT Spending: Bain and Company’s Findings

According to a new report published by Bain and Company, the combined markets of the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow to about $520 billion in 2021, more than double the $235 billion spent in [...]

GSMA’s Guidelines and Assessment for IoT Security

A group of wireless carriers worldwide announced in late June that they would adopt and implement standard procedures developed to secure the Internet of Things (IoT). They have committed to implementing the GSMA IoT Security [...]

Talking payments at Mobile World Congress 2018

In our increasingly connected world, Mobile World Congress has become more than the venue for the latest smartphone launches. The conversations and demonstrations in Barcelona now have a profound impact on various industries across the [...]

Why Mobile World Congress is the new Consumer Electronics Show

Mobile World Congress (MWC), originally known as the GSM World Congress when it held its inaugural event in Cannes back in 1987, is the preeminent “everything mobile” conference featuring prominent mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology [...]

Europe’s answer for IoT Security: Baseline security recommendations

While politicians in the United States have been discussing measures to tackle the oft-ignored but nevertheless growing issue of Internet of Things (IoT) security, similar measures are being discussed across the pond. On November, 2017, [...]

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 [...]

Living on the edge with 5G and fog computing

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From 4G to 5G The current 4G cellular networks that drive our computers, tablets and smartphones are poised for a major upgrade as we approach 5G. To understand where we’re going with 5G, we need [...]

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 [...]

5G connections to hit 1.4 billion by 2025

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Juniper Research analysts are forecasting 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from  just 1 million – upon commercial launch of 5th generation wireless systems – in 2019. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. alone is expected [...]

Bolstering bandwidth and capacity with new memory tech

Rambus’ John Eble and Frank Ferro recently penned an article for Data Center Dynamics that explores how new memory technology can help bolster both bandwidth and capacity in the data center. As the two note, [...]

5G edge computing in a post-GIGO world

There are many who would dispute the notion that we are living in a post-GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) world. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that the ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) has created a digital [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Keeping up with Ethernet

Gary Hilson of the EE Times has written a detailed article about Rambus’ 56G SerDes PHY. As Hilson notes, the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and (DSP) architecture of Rambus’ 56G SerDes PHY is designed meet the [...]

Understanding the evolution of side-channel attacks

Earlier this month, Christopher Gori, a senior director of product management in Rambus' security division, wrote an article for Semiconductor Engineering about the evolution of side-channel attacks. As Gori explains, a side-channel attack can perhaps best [...]

Enhancing the buying experience at Mobey Forum Rotterdam

Written by André Stoorvogel, Director, Product Marketing, Rambus Payments Last week we hosted Mobey Forum’s largest ever member meeting at our Rotterdam office. We were thrilled to welcome organizations and experts from around the world [...]

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 [...]

What to expect: Mobey Forum Rotterdam

Written by André Stoorvogel, Director, Product Marketing, Rambus Payments As a leading FinTech hub, there’s no better setting than Rotterdam for the industry’s experts to share ideas, insight and experiences. This is why we are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tom’s Hardware highlights DPA countermeasures

Earlier this week, we announced that NVIDIA had licensed Rambus’ Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures to protect its visual computing products against side-channel attacks. As Nathaniel Mott of Tom’s Hardware reports, Rambus’ countermeasures will help [...]

Eyeing the future of smart cities

Rambus principal research scientist Patrick Gill recently penned an article for Telecoms Tech about how lensless smart sensors (LSS) can potentially play an important role in building future smart cities. As Gill notes, LSS technology [...]

The role of FPGA acceleration in the data center and beyond

The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications recently convened in Lausanne, Switzerland. As Christoforos Kachris, a senior researcher at the National Technical University of Athens notes, exploring the role of FPGAs in the data [...]

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 [...]

Smart Data Acceleration with FPGAs and DRAM

The proliferation of connected devices has significantly increased the amount of data being captured, moved and analyzed. This trend is expected to continue well into the foreseeable future as the rapidly burgeoning Internet of Things [...]

Redesigning smart sensors for the IoT

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering observes that sensor technology is beginning to change on a fundamental level. Indeed, companies are now looking beyond the five senses – on which early sensors were modeled – to [...]

Optimizing edge nodes for the IoT

Jacob Harel of Zeidman Technologies recently noted that IoT developers are currently spending the majority of their resources finding ways to collect and analyze data. “The twist, and pitfall, is that the amount of data [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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


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 [...]

IoT on the edge

McObject CEO Steve Graves recently noted that there is little industry discussion about data management on so-called edge nodes comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). “A vast number of edge devices will need to store, [...]

Architecting new memory for the IoT

The once indefatigable Moore’s Law is beginning to slow, even as data, driven by a burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), continues to increase exponentially. Consequently, a slew of new memory architectures, including those utilizing 2.5D [...]

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 [...]

The evolution of RISC-V and open source

Did you know that many industry pundits originally believed there was “little money” to be made in the business of open source software? “As the wave of Linux distributions rolled forth, however, that was quickly [...]

Can semiconductors be open sourced?

Eric Weddington, an Open Source Architect at Trimble, recently published an article on LinkedIn Pulse that examines the possibility of making Integrated Circuits (ICs) and microprocessors open source. “What would it take to do that? [...]

There is no giant Faraday cage for the IoT


A Faraday cage or Faraday shield can best be defined as an enclosure formed by conductive material that is used to block electric fields. As such, Faraday cages either heavily attenuate or block the reception [...]

Charting a new course for semiconductors


The semiconductor industry is at an inflection point facing challenges, including rising development costs, shrinking margins, market saturation and unprecedented consolidation. Although no stranger to boom and bust cycles, semiconductor companies are actively seeking a [...]

CIOs mull IoT security concerns

Dinyar Dastoor, VP and GM at Wind River, recently penned an article for CIOs in Embedded Computing Design that explores the security risks associated with the management and deployment of IoT devices. “For many [CIOs], [...]

Smart sensors for the IoT

Tom Kevan of Desktop Engineering recently observed that the Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing measurement analytics to the edge of the network – essentially redefining the sensor’s place in the electromechanical ecosystem. “No longer [...]