Global Security Test Lab

RFID
Smart Cards
Cryptography
Security Weakness Testing
Chip Testing
Security Device Weakness

Summary

Riscure challenges the security of chips and devices by using thorough and inventive testing to discover security weaknesses. Use Riscure and find out how strong your security really is. Our international team of experts combines the latest attack techniques on hardware and software to explore the strength of your product. We can evaluate it for you or you can purchase our test equipment to do it yourself.

Product description

We’re a global security test lab and market leader in side channel test equipment

We challenge your product security by using thorough and inventive testing to discover security weaknesses

Our mission

Riscure challenges the security of chips and devices by using thorough and inventive testing to discover security weaknesses. Use Riscure and find out how strong your security really is. Our international team of experts combines the latest attack techniques on hardware and software to explore the strength of your product. We can evaluate it for you or you can purchase our test equipment to do it yourself.

History

Riscure was founded in 2001 by Marc Witteman, who has been working the field of chip security since 1993. Operating from Delft in the Netherlands, Riscure started serving customers from all around the world. During the first years, security evaluation services were the main focus, mostly for customers in the financial industry. Later on the evaluation services also evolved towards the pay-tv industry. When in 2005 the first product was sold to a customer, development of security test equipment also became integral to Riscure's business. In 2011 Riscure opened an office in San Francisco USA in order to get local presence for its customers in North America.

A strong focus with a global impact

Riscure evaluates the security of chip technology and embedded devices that are designed to operate securely in any environment. We are the leading security test lab for chips and settopboxes deployed in the pay-tv industry. Riscure is also international market leader in providing test equipment for side channel robustness of chip technology. Riscure's equipment is used by chip manufacturers, government agencies and security test laboratories all around the world.

How we work

We value each other's opinion, we realise we need one another to perform outstanding work in a complex technical environment and we understand the fine balance between creativity and structure. Our flat organisational structure and strong involvement of everyone in the company makes us highly innovative and a fun place to work. We believe that everyone should have a say in how he or she performs his or her work. Not because of the sake of it, but because it creates true job satisfaction and a strong commitment that result in high quality and creative work.

Smart Cards & RFID

Pay-TV Conditional Access cards

A smart card contains a user's Pay-TV subscription information, used in their Set Top Box receiver. The chip implements protection mechanisms that aim to prevent card cloning.

EMV banking cards

A smart card implements a banking application based on the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) specifications. EMV cards and readers protect the confidentiality of user account information and the integrity of financial transactions.

NFC mobile payment chips

A secure element is embedded in a mobile phone that communicates via NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and which is used to implement payment functionality. The secure element protects the user's account details and optionally purse balance, and allows performing secure transactions.

(U)SIM cards

A (Universal) Subscriber Identity Module is used in GSM and UMTS mobile networks for subscriber identification. This smart card stores the secret keys that are used to authenticate a phone to the mobile network, thereby protecting a user's account from abuse. (U)SIMs are increasingly used to provide extra functionality, such as payment purses or mobile banking.

Contactless (RFID) payment chips

A chip with a contactless (wireless) interface provides payment functionality. Examples are proprietary petrol payment cards or the PayPass / payWave implementations. The card must protect the confidentiality of the cardholder's account details and the integrity of financial transactions.

ePassports & ID cards

Electronic passports and other ID cards are travel documents using contactless smart card technology and are issued by national governments. These chips allow electronic access to user's passport information, and will in the future also contain biometric information. At the higher security levels, these chips prevent cloning and remote (malicious) readouts of the user's information.

Public transport cards

A chip implements electronic access control and payments and is distributed by a public transport operator. These cards or tokens contain subscription or purse information, and protect this using cryptographic keys. Balancing performance and security are a large challenge in these chips.

Electronic Road Pricing devices

A chip implements automatic toll collection for electronic road pricing. These devices contain user information that needs to be protected against cloning and modification. A smart card is often used in combination with a more powerful transmitter in the card.

Access control tokens

A chip is embedded in a small token as a replacement for physical keys to open building doors, gates and cars. This is typically secured by storing a secret key in the token, which needs to be protected from extraction.

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E-mail
inforequest@riscure.com
Phone
31 (0)15 251 4090
Location
Delft, The Netherlands
Company
Riscure Security Lab
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