Cryptography Research Announces Riscure as an Accredited Evaluation Lab for DPA Testing Program

  Cryptography Research Announces Riscure as an Accredited Evaluation Lab for
  DPA Testing Program

 Security research firm now certified to independently test SoCs and FPGAs to
 validate security of chips used in set-top boxes, game consoles, and mobile

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO & DELFT, Netherlands -- December 19, 2012

Cryptography Research (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), today
announced the accreditation of Riscure as an independent testing lab to
conduct evaluations for the Differential Power Analysis (DPA) Countermeasure
Validation Program. The program specifies procedures for rigorous independent
testing of products to evaluate their resistance to DPA and related side
channel attacks to help chip purchasers and downstream customers identify
devices with the most effective security.

Cryptography Research accredited Riscure because of its expertise in testing
complex devices for security against DPA and side channel attacks.

“Protection against DPA is increasingly critical for a broad spectrum of SoCs
and devices,” said Pascal van Gimst, director sales and business development
of Riscure. “We’re pleased to be a part of CRI’s DPA Countermeasure Validation
Program, which is crucial in helping our customers understand and ensure
security at both the hardware and software layers of set-top boxes, game
consoles, mobile phones, tablets and other devices.”

Riscure, with offices located in San Francisco and the Netherlands, joins
Brightsight BV in the Netherlands, Thales CEACI in France, and T-Systems in
Germany, as the fourth security evaluation facility accredited to conduct
testing under the DPA Countermeasure Validation Program. Products that pass
the rigorous testing conducted by accredited labs become eligible to carry the
“DPA Lock” certification symbol.

“CRI is pleased to announce Riscure as an accredited laboratory under the DPA
Countermeasure Validation Program,” said Pankaj Rohatgi, technical director,
Hardware Security Solutions of CRI. “This accreditation reflects Riscure’s
extensive expertise in security testing, including side-channel analysis of
smart card ICs, pay television SoCs, FPGAs, and other devices.”

Differential power analysis attacks extract secret keys by analyzing
measurements in the power consumption of a target device. Cryptography
Research licenses DPA countermeasure technologies to a broad spectrum of chip
and product vendors, included in over 6 billion devices a year. The DPA
Countermeasure Validation Program specifies a suite of tests to verify the
effectiveness of a device's countermeasures against power analysis attacks.

To learn more about Cryptography Research of the DPA Countermeasures
Validation Program, visit


About Riscure

Riscure is a globally recognized and independent security test laboratory.
Riscure is specialized in evaluating and testing the security of smart cards
and embedded devices that are designed to operate securely in any environment
and under all circumstances. Riscure offers these services in different
markets such as payment, conditional access, telecom and automotive. Besides
that, Riscure develops and maintains security test tools. Inspector, Riscure’s
side channel analysis and fault injection test tool is used by manufacturers
and research labs to evaluate the resistance of chips against high attack
potential. Additional information is available at

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc., is a leader in
semiconductor security research and development. Established by
internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses
innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content
protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services.
Over six billion security products are made each year under license from CRI.
Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect hundreds of
billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information is available

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is an innovative solutions company that brings invention to market.
Unleashing the intellectual power of our world-class engineers and scientists
in a collaborative and synergistic way, Rambus invents, licenses and develops
solutions that challenge and enable our customers to create the future. While
best known for creating unsurpassed semiconductor memory architectures, Rambus
is also developing world-changing products and services in security, advanced
LED lighting and displays, and immersive mobile media. Additional information
is available at



Andrew Lloyd & Associates
Carol Leslie, +44 1273 675100
Schwartz Communications
Dan O’Mahony, 415-512-0770
Pascal van Gimst, +31 15 251 4090
Director Sales & Business Development
United States
Jasper van Woudenberg, 650-646 9979
CTO Riscure North America
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