Cryptography Research, Inc. has agreed to grant Toshiba Corp. use of their patents to enhance and expand its security products. Toshiba’s tamper-resistant products including smart cards, secure storage media and ASICs, work to protect systems against attacks such as Differential Power Analysis (DPA).
DPA attacks involve using advanced statistical methods to monitor the variable electrical power consumption of a device so that they may obtain cryptographic keys and other secrets embedded in the system.
Countermeasures to DPA are key technologies in today’s market and can protect products used vast number of applications including banking, pay television, mass transit, secure ID, and wireless telecommunications.
Today, Cryptography Research has been awarded a portfolio of over 50 patents covering countermeasures to DPA attacks, which are now available to Toshiba. The license between the two companies allows Toshiba’s customers to develop their own security countermeasures without a separate license from Cryptography Research