Rubicon Labshas unveiled the industry’s first true high speed / low power / low memory Zero Knowledge Identity Platform.
Public-key cryptography visionary and 2015 Turing Award Winner Whit Diffie said: “IoT will require the development of new primitives for secure computation, which is exactly what the researchers at Rubicon Labs are focused on bringing to market.”
The unprecedented growth of IoT represents the greatest expansion of the cybersecurity attack surface in history, as billions of small, inexpensive microcontrollers and sensors are being connected to the Internet. The majority of these devices are ill-equipped to handle the computing load necessary to sign data, perform device authentication and encrypt messages using the legacy public key infrastructure (PKI).
Rubicon Labs’ Zero Knowledge Platform provides secure identity from a cloud service down to very low end ARM Cortex-M0+ class of MCU processors. The platform supports the provisioning speed, scale, extremely low power consumption and attractive economics essential to realize the promise of IoT. Rubicon will demonstrate the secure provisioning of both identity and secure services built on top of this secure identity such as data signing/validation, data encryption/decryption, secure Network Time Protocol and secure cloud data aggregation. Together, the platform and cloud services provide a true plug-and-play IoT framework to allow an enterprise to create a secure cloud controlled service for the emerging wave of IoT devices.
“Simple, secure and managed device identity that scales readily and massively, yet consumes a small fraction of the power drawn as compared to current solutions will be the lynchpin of new generations of IoT innovation,” said Rod Schultz, VP of Product, Rubicon Labs.”Boston and Barcelona mark the launch sites and first demonstrations of Rubicon Labs’ Zero Knowledge Platform, which breaks through barriers for speed, economy, efficiency, service flexibility, control and – most of all – security.”