Cubic Global Tracking Solutions mist(TM) Technology Receives Algorithm Validation by NIST — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
February 1, 2012

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Cubic Global Tracking Solutions mist(TM) Technology Receives Algorithm Validation by NIST

Cubic’s mist(TM) Crypto Module Evaluated and Meets Stringent Security Requirements

VIENNA, VA–(Marketwire – February 01, 2012) – Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), received cryptographic algorithm validations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the company’s mist™ technology that is utilized in Cubic’s mesh asset tags, mobile mesh gateways and fixed mesh gateways.

The Cubic mist™ AES-CCM and mist™ DRBG algorithms were recently added to the NIST algorithm validation lists. These two algorithms are the key to implementing encryption systems meeting Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 requirements (FIPS 140-2).

Cubic’s mist™ algorithms have been implemented on Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI’s) CC2530 system-on-chip (SoC) hardware, which supports the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standard. The cryptographic algorithms are incorporated in Cubic’s mist™ Crypto module, which implements an ultra-low power, robust, mesh radio network targeted for logistics applications. This validation means the Cubic mist™ Crypto module meets the standards and guidelines for information security.

“Information security is a crucial prerequisite to Cubic Global Tracking Solutions’ customers that employ our mesh technology, called mist™. We understand the importance of security and place a high value on making sure our technology not only meets, but exceeds our customer’s requirements,” said Mary Ann Wagner, president of Cubic Global Tracking Solutions.

“The secure connection of devices to the Internet of things is of increasing importance for supply chain management. Texas Instruments is pleased to work with Cubic to provide a secure wireless solution for logistics management,” said Mark Grazier, program manager for wireless sensor networks and worldwide third party developer network, Low-Power RF at TI.

About Cubic Global Tracking Solutions

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions is a provider of asset-visibility systems and services. Cubic’s secure asset monitoring solutions provide ongoing situational awareness across an enterprise, and require limited or no infrastructure.

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied military and security forces. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world’s leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at

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