Quantinuum Brings Quantum Encryption Keys to Connected Devices

Quantum computer-generated software solution can be installed directly onto devices

John Potter

July 4, 2023

1 Min Read
Quantinuum's H2 quantum processor
Quantinuum's H2 quantum processorQuantinuum

Quantinuum has released Quantum Origin Onboard, a cryptographic innovation that provides quantum computing protection for a wide range of connected devices. The product maximizes the strength of cryptographic keys that devices generate. 

The threat of cyberattacks continues to pose a significant risk to enterprises as cybercriminals find new ways to exploit interconnected systems. This threat challenges the robust cryptographic foundations underpinning cybersecurity measures, leaving them vulnerable to sophisticated threats. Enterprises that rely on conventional methods to generate cryptographic keys are especially vulnerable, as they risk exposing their encrypted data and systems to potential harm from malicious attacks

Quantum Origin Onboard demonstrably reduces the likelihood that businesses will create and use weak encryption keys to protect encrypted data. The solution incorporates a quantum seed produced by Quantinuum's H-Series quantum computer to enhance the generation of robust and secure keys. This seed contains a sequence of unpredictable numbers embedded into devices. By integrating this quantum seed, the devices gain an improved capability to generate strong and secure keys.

“While quantum computing has the potential to render current encryption algorithms obsolete, posing a significant challenge to businesses and individuals alike, already today sophisticated attackers can take advantage of vulnerable encryption keys,” said Quantinuum CEO Rajeeb Hazra.

“With our Quantum Origin Onboard and the overall Quantum Origin platform, organizations can fortify defenses across multiple endpoints and embrace the possibilities of a quantum-secure future. The next era of data security is here, and we are proud to be at the forefront as we collaborate with organizations worldwide."

Quantum Origin Onboard is the first commercially available enterprise software solution to enhance quantum-hardened keys. The software installs directly on devices.

This article first appeared on IoT World Today's sister site, Enter Quantum

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