Is Asymmetric Cryptography Necessary?

Rubicon Labs Promotes Symmetric-Only for the IoT

by Bryon Moyer

So… what if you woke up one day and found that some basic tenets of IoT security that you thought to be true might not, in fact, be true?

We did a huge tour through security a while back, including a look at artifacts like keys and certificates, authentication, and encryption. And the focus was on the ever-popular public-key infrastructure (PKI) setup, featuring asymmetric (public/private) key pairs.  Read More

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The Human Factor

Posted on 06/29/16 at 1:46 PM by mikec147

Your comparison of IoT with all of the previous advances in computing is flawed because faster processors and more memory/storage/bandwidth were all demanded by consumers. IoT, on the other hand, is being pushed by manufacturers as a way to add dubious c…

Is Asymmetric Cryptography Necessary?

Posted on 06/27/16 at 11:17 AM by qursan

I have been advocating for this since 2006:

Is Asymmetric Cryptography Necessary?

Posted on 06/27/16 at 10:44 AM by bmoyer

Do you think Rubicon's symmetric-only approach to security can work?

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