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Renesas RL78 and SecureRF: Securing Ultra Low-Power MCUs at the Edge of the IoT

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018 | Duration: 40 min.
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IoT security issue are well known, but not easily addressed. Most security tools use methods developed for our 64-bit laptops, tablets, or smartphones that are not well-suited for the low resource 8-,16- or 32- bit devices that are the foundation of the IoT today. These security methods are also typically computationally intensive—putting both a time-to-compute and energy burden on battery-powered devices. In this webinar, we will learn how the Renesas-SecureRF partnership uniquely delivers a practical and secure identification and authentication solution that meets the easy-to-deploy, low-power requirements of IoT edge nodes.

This webinar will discuss:

  • About device-level security and methods for identification and authentication by looking at the two foundations—symmetric and asymmetric protocols—that are used in various combinations for protection today.
  • The scalability issues associated with symmetric methods and how Public Key (Asymmetric) Cryptography addresses the challenges of key management and access
  • How the SecureRF solution—and the Group Theoretic-based methods—enables protection in a smaller computing platform that can easily run on 16-bit processors, in software, without accelerators or additional processor support.
  • How group theocratic cryptography (GTC) enables greater computational efficiency over mathematics used in legacy methods like RSA or ECC
  • Why the ultra-low power RL78 MCUs are ideally suited for implementing SecureRF's security solution while minimizing system power requirements and maximizing battery life.

Speakers

Louis Parks, CEO, SecureRF

Mr. Parks is a co-founder of SecureRF and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SecureRF, Mr. Parks was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Global Logistics Technology, Inc. ("G-Log"), an innovative Internet logistics company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Mr. Parks also served as President of RKO/Warner Video, where he was responsible for technology, operations, and acquisitions throughout North America. Mr. Parks has consulted to Homeland Security on US electronic border initiatives and has served as a resource to the White House on security issues related to electronic passports and passport cards. He is the former chairman of its RFID Experts Group (REG) and is currently an active member on the GS1/EPCglobal and US TAG ISO standards committees. Mr. Parks holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Honors) in Finance and Marketing from the University of Manitoba.

Michael Sarpa, Product Marketing & Business Development Manager, Renesas Electronics America

Michael Sarpa is responsible for product marketing and customer development for Renesas' flagship RX 32-bit MCU product line. RX MCUs are at the heart of all aspects of IoT development from the node to the cloud and Michael's 25+ years of experience working with and supporting embedded developers provides customers and ecosystem partners an excellent resource when developing next-generation platforms.

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