September 10, 2015

Athena CTO to Speak at 2015 Xilinx Security Working Group

Jon Mellott to Present Advanced Anti-Tamper Memory Encryption Challenges & Solutions

Gainesville, FL- September 10, 2015 - The Athena Group, Inc. (Athena), a leading provider of security, cryptography, anti-tamper (AT), and signal processing IP cores, today announced that Dr. Jon Mellott, Athena’s CTO, will be a featured speaker at the Xilinx Security Working Group (XSWG), October 13-14 in Longmont, Colorado. Dr. Mellott will discuss Athena’s InCipher™ memory protection in the context of system AT solutions at this year’s XSWG.

“Threat vectors continue to evolve, and AT solutions must evolve to keep pace,” said Dr. Mellott. “Athena has developed powerful AT technologies that are now available as IP solutions for the most challenging system-level problems. Our InCipher IP core directly addresses a number of challenges to providing random access to encrypted memory, including performance, system integration, and hardware resource requirements.”

Dr. Mellott leads Athena’s innovative and experienced team that architects best-in-class products: security microprocessors with unmatched hardware efficiency and programmable flexibility, dedicated accelerators for cryptography and security protocols, a comprehensive set of tamper-resistant security cores with SCA/DPA countermeasures developed under a Developer agreement with Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, highly optimized FFTs and signal processing cores for communications applications, and related technologies.

About Athena´s InCipher™ Inline Memory Encryptor

Inline memory encryptors provide secure random access to data and programs stored in vulnerable bulk memory devices, such as RAM or Flash. This enables applications to execute using the protected memories directly, without requiring the application to manage transfers of sensitive data to on-chip memories.

About Xilinx Security Working Group

The Xilinx Security Working Group (XSWG) is an UNCLASSIFIED annual 2-day event put on by Xilinx that brings together customers (both A&D and commercial), representatives from academia, ecosystem partners and various government agencies in order to cover topics such as (but not limited to): Supply Chain Protections, Anti-Tamper (AT), Secure Boot and Runtime Security.

About The Athena Group, Inc.

Athena is a leading provider of security, cryptography, anti-tamper, and signal processing IP cores to many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, defense contractors, and OEMs, as well as emerging providers. Embedded in millions of ASIC and FPGA devices, Athena technologies enable high-value solutions where security and performance are mission critical ─ defense and aerospace, vehicle safety (V2V, V2X, telematics), networking and communications, satellites, cellular base stations, handsets, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more.

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