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CEO Interview: Jothy Rosenberg of Dover Microsystems
There are two critical problems that Dover is addressing. The first issue was created back in 1945—the Von Neumann architecture. The second problem was identified fifty years later by Steve McConnell in his book Code Complete, and it only exacerbates the issue of the Von Neumann architecture. McConnell found that all complex software inevitably contains bugs.
What to expect for cybersecurity investment as we emerge from the pandemic
As we emerge from the global pandemic and return to robust economic growth, the cybersecurity industry is on fire and venture capitalists are taking notice. While the industry has seen steady growth over the past decade, since 2019, industry expansion has accelerated at a breakneck pace.
Silicon IP for Early-Stage Semiconductor Companies
A discussion around the requirements and challenges of investigation and ultimate selection of IP for early-stage chip companies, discussing both the technical and business aspects of securing IP for your designs.
IC Security Threat Grows As More Devices Are Connected
Designing for security is beginning to gain traction across a wider swath of chips and systems as more of them are connected to the Internet and to each other, sometimes in safety- and mission-critical markets where the impact of a cyber attack can be devastating.
Building security into an AI SoC using CPU features with extensions
With the rapid deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), the focus of AI system on chip (SoC) design has been on building smarter, faster and cheaper devices rather than safer, trusted, and more secure.
26 Semiconductor Companies Empowering Technological Growth Across Industries
Excellence in semiconductor tech is only achievable through the continuous research of professionals pushing the boundaries of what our devices can offer us. These are the 26 semiconductor companies proving that the next piece of life-changing technology is just a breakthrough away.
Oversight system: Q&A with Dover Microsystems CEO Jothy Rosenberg
Digitimes recently had the opportunity to talk to hardware cyber security startup Dover Microsystems' CEO Jothy Rosenberg about how the company's solution - an oversight system - works and differs from others.
Week In Review: Design, Low Power
Cadence and Dover Microsystems are working together on secure embedded processors by integrating Dover’s CoreGuard technology and the Cadence Tensilica Xtensa LX7 processor.
RISC-V’s Role in Securing IoT-Connected Devices
In order to protect the embedded devices that make up the IoT, security must extend beyond software-based cybersecurity into hardware-based security using RISC-V.
RISC-V Foundation Announces Agenda For RISC-V Workshop Zurich
Greg Sullivan, Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Dover Microsystems, will be presenting with Chris Casinghino of Draper Labs on "Security Policy Definition Language, Semantics, and Open Source Tools."
Decreasing the Length of Design Cycle in Co-Designed SoCs with Renode
In this article, we explain how the use of open-source functional simulators like Antmicro’s Renode can be an integral part of hardware-software co-design efforts.
RISC-V Foundation Announces 2019 “Getting Started with RISC-V” One-Day Events Roadshow
These half-day free events will occur from April 1-4 and feature RISC-V Foundation members Andes Technology, Antmicro, Dover Microsystems, Hex Five, Imperas, Microchip Technology, SiFive and Western Digital.
RISC-V Foundation Showcases Continued Momentum And Growth At Embedded World 2019
Dover's CTO, Steve Milburn, will be giving a presentation with Michael Gielda of Antmicro on design cycle acceleration for hardware/software co-design with Renode.
RISC-V IoT Security Approach Could Change Processor Market
Securing IoT devices requires innovation at the processor level, a space RISC-V, a free and open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) for processors, is uniquely poised to fill, according to the CEO and founder of Dover Microsystems. One of the biggest unmet IoT security needs is protecting processors from being taken over when there’s a software vulnerability, according to Dover Microsystems’ Jothy Rosenberg.
The 10 Hottest Cybersecurity Startup Companies Of 2018
An assortment of emerging security firms is looking to make their mark on everything cloud and containers to processors and IoT. CRN has identified 10 hot cybersecurity startups launched in the past four years that stood out from the crowd in 2018 thanks to new funding, the launch of a channel program, or key product enhancements or updates.
Dover Microsystems Spins New Approach to Security
One of the companies I met at ARM TechCon was Dover Microsystems who offer a product in embedded security. You might ask why we need yet another security solution. Surely we’re overloaded with security options from ARM and many others in the forms of TEEs, secure boots, secure enclaves and so on? Why do we need more? Because defending against security breaches is a never-ending battle; no-one is ever going to have the ultimate answer.
CPU Security Gets Hardcore
Sometimes security is just for show and sometimes it’s the real thing. You can get a retiree to put on a blue uniform and stand outside a suburban bank to provide a bit of security theater. Or you can have a team of armed Navy SEALs infiltrate a beach on a moonless night. Just depends how much security you really want.
Securing Embedded Processors on RISC-V
This article explores the equal importance of software and hardware security for IoT devices and provides actionable steps for securing embedded processors on RISC-V.
Add Security IP to Micros with CoreGuard
Dover Microsystems’ CoreGuard takes a different approach to implementing security on microcontrollers—programmers specify micro security policies in the hardware.
RISC-V: All Hype Or Real Hope For The Processor Market?
The processor market has been around for decades and in that time, man has traveled to the moon eleven times, the Information Age arrived with the launch of the world wide web, and subsequently Amazon, Facebook and Google have become household names.
A Security Epidemic: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the Risk to Medical Devices
As medical technological capabilities increase along with the proliferation of embedded systems and IoT, cybersecurity is becoming a very real risk for the medical industry. While securing the whole medical device industry may seem like an insurmountable task, the combination of education, regulation and technology is a good first step toward protecting our most critical infrastructure from attack.
Eliminating Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities On The IoT
When addressing the disease rather than the symptoms of buffer overflows, a more robust method is to implement security in silicon – while stack buffer overflow exploitations are designed to manipulate software programs, addressing the root cause of such attacks begins with realizing that the processor is not able to determine whether a given program is executing properly.
Startup Dover Microsystems Is Focused On IoT Device Security
“If we are not careful,” warned Jothy Rosenberg, chief executive officer of the cybersecurity firm Dover Microsystems, “IoT could kill us all.” At the very least, the potential for catastrophe is great with legions of connected devices controlling everything from transportation systems to power plants.
Emerging Semiconductor Companies
Dover Microsystems was founded in July 2017 based on more than eight years of R&D and $31M of investment “to bring real security, privacy, and safety enforcement to silicon.” In February 2018, the company secured $6 million in seed funding led by Hyperplane Venture Capital and including Draper, Qualcomm Ventures, and the Hub Angels Investment Group.
Hardware-Based Security Will Supplant Software In Near Future
Today's cyber security is like a bucket with hundreds of holes, and each software solution is a patch to a single hole. We don't need more patches; we need a new bucket!
The 10 Top Cybersecurity Startups Of 2018 (So Far)
A wave of up-and-coming security firms are looking to make their mark on everything from the endpoint and processors to blockchain and IoT. CRN has identified 10 security startups launched in the past half-decade that stood out from the crowd this year thanks to new funding, the launch of a channel program, or key product enhancements or updates.
Sorting Out Security: Making Sense Of Today’s Solutions
Today’s cybersecurity landscape is confusing and difficult to navigate. There are thousands of vendors selling different flavors of security solutions for embedded systems and networks. Solutions range from antivirus software to encryption to intrusion detection systems to compartmentalization, and beyond. All of these have value in our war against cybersecurity threats, but what’s the difference between them? And what are the best solutions to protect embedded systems?
RISC-V Foundation Announces Security Standing Committee, Calls Industry To Join In Efforts
The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive forward the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), today announced the formation of the Security Standing Committee to bring together industry leaders to share findings, develop consensus around best security practices and identify potential security improvements for RISC-V based Internet of Things (IoT) devices, embedded systems, and machine learning implementations.
Advancements In IoT Mean Safer Vehicles And Fewer Accidents
Let’s face it, technology has crept into nearly every aspect of our lives. From the phones that we can’t live without, to the smart thermostat that turns our heat on before we get home. The same technology in our smartphones is now being leveraged to reduce human driving error and make the roads safer.
Podcast: Five Minutes With Jothy Rosenberg
According to Jothy Rosenberg, the Founder and CEO of Dover Microsystems, processor technology is not keeping pace with the security that needs to be implemented, particularly in the case of cybersecurity.
State Of Cybersecurity Report
It is important to determine what is pushing cybersecurity forward, what the future of cybersecurity looks like and whether the industry is healthy and growing at the rate it should be. In this inaugural report, Infosecurity undertook a research project to determine the answers to those questions, and establish what the main drivers are for cybersecurity spending and behaviors now and in the next five years.
Who’s Moving Where
A month after their $6M seed round, Dover Microsystems has added three new hires: Dan Ganousis as director of sales, Susan Stewart as director of finance and Leslie Barthel as director of marketing.
10 Hot Startups That Raised VC Funding In February
Maker of the CoreGuard security solution, which enables hardware to enforce security policies as way to protect processors and embedded systems against network-based attacks.
The Week In Review: IoT
Waltham, Mass.-based Dover Microsystems got $6 million in seed funding led by Hyperplane Venture Capital, with participation by Draper, Qualcomm Ventures, and the Hub Angels Investment Group.
Boston Tech Deals Roundup
Dover Microsystems Obtains $6M in Seed Funding. Dover Microsystems is a cybersecurity spin-off of Draper.
Waltham-Based Dover Microsystems Raises $6 Million Seed Round
Waltham-based Dover Microsystems, a hardware-driven cybersecurity startup, has raised $6 million in seed funding, according to FinSME’s news service.
Funding Snapshot
Cybersecurity Startup Dover Microsystems Picks Up $6 Million Seed Round
Cybersecurity Startup Dover Microsystems Raises $6 Million In Seed Funding To Expand Engineering And Product Development Efforts
Massachusetts-based cybersecurity startup Dover Microsystems, today announced it has raised $6 million in seed funding to expand engineering and product development efforts, as well as support key hires across marketing and sales.
Cybersecurity Startup Dover Microsystems Lands $6 Mln Seed
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Dover Microsystems, a cybersecurity solutions provider, has raised $6 million in seed funding. Hyperplane Venture Capital led the round with participation from Draper, Qualcomm Ventures and the Hub Angels Investment Group.
Boston Tech Watch
Dover Microsystems, a Waltham, MA-based cybersecurity startup spun out of Draper Laboratory, announced it pulled in $6 million in seed funding.
This Waltham Startup Just Raised $6M In Seed Funding To Bring Security To IoT Tech
“Software is eating the world.” These words were famously said in 2011 by investor Marc Andreessen, and meant that your computer is no longer the only computer in your home or workplace anymore. Today, we’re inundated by computers: they’re in our phones, TVs, watches, cars, pacemakers and even some refrigerators.
Dover Microsystems Secures $6M In Seed Funding
Waltham-based cybersecurity company Dover Microsystems has secured $6 million in seed funding. The round was led by Hyperplane Venture Capital, with participation of Qualcomm Ventures, the Hub Angels Investment Group and Draper in Cambridge, where the company has been incubating for around two years.
Portfolio Watch: We’re Investing In Dover Microsystems, A Leader In Cybersecurity
As the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated, we’ve had the privilege of having a front row seat at what’s been a decade of rapid mobile technology and innovation development. We have been fortunate enough to witness first-hand how advancements in the mobile sector have enabled the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT)...
12 Boston Startups To Watch
The company, which officially exited stealth mode in July after being incorporated in April, provides an integrated co-processor that checks every instruction execution to make sure it’s safe and secure. Currently based in Waltham, this hardware company has been incubating at Draper Lab in Cambridge for around two years, where it developed an initial patent portfolio.

Press Releases

April 1, 2021
Dover Microsystems Announced Free Webinar on the SolarWinds Cyberattack
March 5, 2020
Dover Microsystems and Cadence Partner to Deliver Secure Processing with Silicon-Layer Security for Mission-Critical Applications
September 26, 2019
Andes and Dover Microsystems Partner to Deliver Professional Network Security Solution for RISC-V
February 20, 2019
Dover Microsystems CTO Featured Speaker at Embedded World 2019
December 19, 2018
Dover Microsystems’ Revolutionary Silicon IP Cybersecurity Approach Fuels Momentum
November 27, 2018
Dover Microsystems Underscores Commitment to RISC-V Foundation; Founder & CEO Featured Presenter at RISC-V Summit
October 10, 2018
NXP Selects Dover Microsystems’ State-of-the-Art CoreGuard Cybersecurity Technology for Future Embedded Platforms
August 31, 2018
Antmicro Announces Partnership With Dover Microsystems
July 23, 2018
NXP and Dover Microsystems Join Forces To Deliver Unprecedented Network Security, Safety, And Privacy For Processors
May 22, 2018
Dover Microsystems Announces Advisory Board
April 24, 2018
Dover Microsystems Named Finalist For MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase
April 12, 2018
Dover Microsystems Brings Secure Silicon IP to DesignShare
March 20, 2018
Dover Microsystems Expands Team With Seed Funding
February 21, 2018
Dover Microsystems Secures $6M Seed Funding
February 6, 2018
Dover Microsystems At Embedded World 2018
October 4, 2017
Dover Microsystems Launches CoreGuard™
August 15, 2017
Draper Spins Out Dover Microsystems

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