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Here’s How to Protect Firmware Against Cyberattack

November 04, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

In recent years, we have seen a significant rise in attacks on firmware.  A survey conducted by Microsoft concluded that in the last four years, there has been a 500% increase in reported firmware attacks, and 83% of surveyed businesses reported...

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What's the Deal with Crypto Agility?

October 27, 2021
| Steve Milburn

Today, there is no shortage of cryptographic technology to choose from. Providers of popular crypto solutions include the original creator, IBM, as well as other major corporations, like Microsoft, and startups, like PQShield and AgilePQ

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Comparing Armv9 Security Features & Dover’s CoreGuard Technology

October 05, 2021
| Greg Sullivan

In March 2021, Arm announced the release of its new Armv9 architecture. The first new architecture in a decade, Armv9 includes new security features—from compartmentalization to memory safety to pointer authentication.

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BadAlloc: The Latest Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Impacting the IoT

May 24, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote a roundup of the severe buffer overflow vulnerabilities discovered in the just the first quarter of 2021, but the all-too-common bug has made the news yet again. 

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A Q&A on Lessons Learned from SolarWinds

April 29, 2021
| Team Dover

SolarWinds first made headlines in December 2020, but nearly six months later, more information about the attack continues to come to light. From the execution method to the implications for securing the software supply chain—we’ve learned many...

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Here's What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Attacks

April 14, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

As information about the SolarWinds attack continues to come to light, a new focus is being placed on the software supply chain and the cybersecurity risks it poses. The frequency and popularity of software supply chain attacks (also known as...

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What is RASP and What Does it Mean for Cybersecurity?

February 05, 2021
| Greg Sullivan

In March of 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated their Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. These guidelines recommend the use of Runtime Application Self Protection...

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Defending the IoT: RISC-V's Role in Securing a $470B Market

March 28, 2019
| Jothy Rosenberg

While the Internet of Things may have seemed like a pipe dream of the future just a few years ago, today it’s hard to classify it as anything less than a growing success. In fact, some analysts predict that the IoT is growing so fast, it could...

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What You Need To Know About Building More Secure Processors

October 22, 2018
| Sal Trifilio

When it comes to building processors, embedded or otherwise, security is rarely top of mind for the hardware team leading the charge.

This is partially due to the fact that security is traditionally seen as something handled by the software team,...

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How RISC-V is Changing the Game

March 28, 2018
| Team Dover

RISC-V, the new open source instruction set architecture, is changing the processor market.

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