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We Don’t Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations

We Don’t Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations
by Matthew Rosenquist on 10-14-2020 at 6:00 am

We Dont Want IoT Cybersecurity Regulations

It simply makes no sense to call for IoT devices to be certified safe-and-secure. Before you get bent out of shape, hear me out.

Regulations are unwieldy blunt instruments, best left as a last resort. Cybersecurity regulations are not nimble, tend to be outdated the day they are instituted, and become a lowest-common-threshold… Read More


Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock

Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock
by Matthew Rosenquist on 10-04-2020 at 10:00 am

Painful IoT Security Lessons Highlighted by a Digital Padlock

The first warning sign was “hackproof” in the 360Lock marketing materials. As it turns out, with no surprise to any security professional, the NFC and Bluetooth enabled padlock proved to be anything but secure.

Straightforward penetration testing revealed horrible logical and physical security for a padlock that promotes… Read More


Executive Interview: Vic Kulkarni of ANSYS

Executive Interview: Vic Kulkarni of ANSYS
by Daniel Nenni on 09-23-2020 at 6:00 am

Ansys Ideas 1

On the eve of the Innovative Designs Enabled by Ansys Semiconductor (IDEAS) Forum I spoke with Vic on a range of topics including his opening keynote: Accelerating Moore and Beyond Moore with Multiphysics. You can register here

Vic Kulkarni is Vice President and Chief Strategist, Semiconductor Business Unit, Ansys, San Jose.… Read More


Lip-Bu Hyperscaler Cast Kicks off CadenceLIVE

Lip-Bu Hyperscaler Cast Kicks off CadenceLIVE
by Bernard Murphy on 09-02-2020 at 6:00 am

Lip Bu min

Lip-Bu (Cadence CEO) sure knows how to draw a crowd. For the opening keynote in CadenceLIVE (Americas) this year, he reprised his data-centric revolution pitch, followed by a talk from a VP at AWS on bending the curve in chip development. And that was followed by a talk by a Facebook director of strategy and technology on aspects of… Read More


Major Hardware Security Initiative Adds Tortuga Logic

Major Hardware Security Initiative Adds Tortuga Logic
by Bernard Murphy on 08-20-2020 at 6:00 am

cybersecurity 2 min

You can update ..Generally, I’m a fan of letting market forces figure out best solutions to whatever evolving needs we may have, but I’m enough of a realist to accept that’s not a workable answer to every need. Some problems need a top-down fix. However, we can’t expect policymakers or industry consortia to create compliance demands… Read More


WEBINAR: Security Verification of Root of Trust for Xilinx

WEBINAR: Security Verification of Root of Trust for Xilinx
by Bernard Murphy on 08-07-2020 at 6:00 am

root of trust min

Tortuga Logic is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 18th from 12 to 1PM PDT, in which Xilinx will present their experiences in using the Tortuga Logic Radix-S and Radix-M products for security verification of root of trust in their advanced SoC FPGAs. REGISTER HERE to attend the webinar.

SECURITY CHALLENGES
In general security… Read More


Low Power and RISC-V Talks at DAC2020, Hosted by Mentor

Low Power and RISC-V Talks at DAC2020, Hosted by Mentor
by Bernard Murphy on 07-28-2020 at 6:00 am

low battery

I’m going to get to low power and RISC-V, but first I’m trying out virtual DAC this year. Seems to be working smoothly, aside from some glitches in registration. But maybe that’s just me – I switched email addresses in the middle of the process. Some sessions are live, many pre-recorded, not quite the same interactive experience… Read More


The 10 Worst Cybersecurity Strategies

The 10 Worst Cybersecurity Strategies
by Matthew Rosenquist on 07-26-2020 at 8:00 am

The 10 Worst Cybersecurity Strategies

Counting down to the absolutely worst cybersecurity strategies. Sadly, these are all prevalent in the industry. Many organizations have failed spectacularly simply because they chose to follow a long-term path that leads to disaster. You know who you are…

Let’s count them down.

10. Cyber-Insurance

No need for security, … Read More


Will AI Rescue the World from the Impending Doom of Cyber-Attacks or be the Cause

Will AI Rescue the World from the Impending Doom of Cyber-Attacks or be the Cause
by Matthew Rosenquist on 07-12-2020 at 6:00 am

Will AI rescue the world from the impending doom of cyber attacks or be the cause

There has been a good deal of publicized chatter about impending cyber attacks at an unprecedented scale and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help stop them. Not surprisingly much of the discussion is led by AI vendors in the cybersecurity space. Although they have a vested interest in raising an alarm, they do have a … Read More


A Compelling Application for AI in Semiconductor Manufacturing

A Compelling Application for AI in Semiconductor Manufacturing
by Tom Dillinger on 07-06-2020 at 6:00 am

AI opportunities

There have been a multitude of announcements recently relative to the incorporation of machine learning (ML) methods into EDA tool algorithms, mostly in the physical implementation flows.  For example, deterministic ML-based decision algorithms applied to cell placement and signal interconnect routing promise to expedite… Read More