ReFirm Labs Making Waves

August 27, 2019 – Unsecured IoT: 8 Ways Hackers Exploit Firmware Vulnerabilities

Co-founder Terry Dunlap discusses why it’s important to be aware of the eight most common firmware vulnerabilities to make sure you haven’t left the front door open to your network.

August 18, 2019 – Surveillance Cameras in Parts of Pennsylvania use Hackable Chinese Tech and Can Recognize Faces

“The particular placement of this back door did not strike us at all as being accidental. It looked like it was purposefully obfuscated by whoever put it there,” said Terry Dunlap, co-founder of ReFirm Labs and a former National Security Agency analyst.

July 31, 2019 – Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle Government Claims of Flawed Tech

Cisco and other surveillance camera manufacturers came under increasing scrutiny in 2013 for the security practices of technology linked through the internet. During a presentation at the Black Hat security conference that year, ReFirm Labs own Craig Heffner, demonstrated how to hack into surveillance cameras made by Cisco and others.

July 10, 2019 – Banned Chinese Security Cameras Are Almost Impossible to Remove

Bloomberg reports on the impossible task facing the US Government of removing banned security cameras . ReFirm Labs research points out that Dahua cameras contain an unauthenticated remote backdoor within its firmware. This allows US adversaries to tap into them and send information to China.

July 6, 2019 – China’s Global Espionage Project: Huawei Firmware Backdoors Discovered

Hundreds of common “backdoors” hidden in Chinese-made surveillance products discovered. ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge Platform helped expose intentional Dahua backdoors in its firmware.

July 5, 2019 – Hacker Heaven: Huawei’s Hidden Back Doors Found

ReFirm Labs talks about intentional backdoors in Chinese-manufactured security cameras and IoT devices. Dahua in particular is called out.

July 2, 2019 – Huawei Ban May Be Loosened, but Details Unclear

Terry Dunlap, a former National Security Agency offensive cyber operator and current co-founder and chief strategy officer at ReFirm Labs, said that although “intelligence findings have not been made public” regarding why Huawei is considered a security threat, he continues to trust his intelligence colleagues.

May 30, 2019 – IoT Security Firm ReFirm Labs Seeks MSSPs, VARs For New Partner Program

One MSSP says ReFirm Labs’ ability to automatically analyze the security of device firmware could help address foreign policy issues in the U.S., such as concerns that devices made abroad could be compromised: ‘This could be a really good story. This kind of technology could solve that.’

May 29, 2019 – ReFirm Labs a 2019 CB Insights Cyber Defender

ReFirm Labs is one of only two companies chosen by CB Insights tackling the Secure Firmware space. Get the full report now.

May 28, 2019 – Washington Post: China’s Hikvision Has Probably Filmed You

One company removed hundreds of Dahua cameras in 2017 after it found a secret back door in the devices, according to Maryland-based cybersecurity company ReFirm Labs. ReFirm also found that company information had been trafficked off-site via the cameras to an unknown Chinese IP address, according to Terry Dunlap, the firm’s co-founder.

May 15, 2019 – IoT for All Podcast: How to Discover and Handle IoT Firmware Vulnerabilities

Terry Dunlap, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist Officer of ReFirm Labs tells us the story of how his arrest as a young man led to a career in offensive cybersecurity at the NSA, where he hunted down terrorists. We discuss how ReFirm Labs was born from these experiences and how they expose and handle domestic and foreign cyber threats lurking inside the firmware of connected devices.

May 2, 2019 – ReFirm Labs: 10 Hot IoT Security Startups to Watch

We are excited to make Network World’s list for our work in firmware and UEFI security.

April 30, 2019 – Boost Your Cybersecurity Knowledge with these 18 Terms to Learn

In the interest of cybersecurity as a growing industry, DC asked local leaders like Terry Dunlap, co-founder of ReFirm Labs, about some of the terms we’ve been hearing during Growing Industries month.

April 26, 2019 – ReFirm Labs Releases Updates to its Centrifuge Platform

ReFirm Labs, a provider of the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solutions, announced the Spring 2019 release of major updates to its flagship Centrifuge Platform that vets, validates and continuously monitors the security of the firmware that runs billions of IoT devices, consumer electronics and other connected enterprise machines.

April 25, 2019 – ReFirm Labs Goes Deep in the Supply Chain to Get Ahead of IoT Security Issues

Discover how insecure firmware can affect you and your supply chain. Stay atop firmware security issues.

April 23, 2019 – EMT Distribution Adds IoT Security Vendor ReFirm Labs

US-based IoT security vendor ReFirm Labs has appointed EMT Distribution to distribute its Centrifuge Platform in Australia and New Zealand.

April 2, 2019 – Video: The Montgomery Summit 2019

ReFirm Labs co-founder Terry Dunlap participates in the 2019 Montgomery Summit panel: Frontiers of Cybersecurity Innovation.

April 1, 2019 – Video: Technado Episode 93

In this episode, Peter and Don reconnect with Terry from Refirm Labs to talk about how they detect security flaws in firmware for connected devices. Mike Rodrick also joins in to look at the week’s news including a Huawei compromise, and Intel chip shortage, and the new CRAP cert from ITProTV.

March 12, 2019 – Insecure Medical Device Firmware Leads to Financial Loss

ReFirm Labs co-founder Terry Dunlap shares his views on firmware security of medical devices and how St. Jude Medical was one of the first high-profile companies to suffer a financial loss as a result insecure firmware.

February 25, 2019 – ReFirm Labs Highlighted in New InsurTech Report

We’re proud to be highlighted in the respected Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Report for Q4 2018.

May 31, 2018 – Congress Bans Chinese Dahua Cameras with ReFirm-Discovered Vulnerabilities

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a defense policy bill prohibiting the government from purchasing Chinese-made surveillance camerasAlthough the Senate still needs to approve the legislation (at least as of May 2018), this is certainly a major step forward in national cybersecurity efforts. This congressional effort has flown largely under the public’s radar, but it’s vitally important.

May 10, 2018 – ITPro TV Interviews ReFirm Labs Founder at RSA Conference

I started ReFirm Labs back in August, but before that it actually goes back to 1986 when I was arrested for computer hacking. But it didn’t stop me from getting a top-secret security clearance to work for the National Security Agency.

February 19, 2018 – Spying Eyes: Chinese-made Security Cameras a Clear and Present Danger

We are rapidly becoming a surveillance state. That’s not all bad. The threat of terrorism has created a dangerous world and surveillance can help with our security. But do we need to watch the eyes watching us?

November 17, 2017 – ReFirm Labs & FOX 5 News DC Hack Camera to Steal a Car

New research from a Maryland technology company has uncovered security flaws in home security cameras that could allow hackers to watch you or even manipulate the cameras to steal from you. FOX 5 linked up with those researchers from ReFirm Labs in Howard County and they demonstrated what they found.