Quantum Computing Offers Novel Security for IoT Devices

In a new deployment, Cybertrust Japan will leverage quantum computing to enable enhanced cybersecurity capabilities

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 1, 2023

1 Min Read

Cybertrust Japan is set to harness quantum computing into its IoT authentication platform, in a new collaboration with Quantinuum. 

The Japanese certificate authority will integrate Quantinuum’s quantum-generated encryption keys, Quantum Origin, into its latest certificate issuance and distribution platform, designed to secure communications between IoT devices. 

Typically, IoT devices use certificates to authenticate their connection to other devices and networks and prove they are trusted devices. However, with the rising number of devices vying for connection, managing certificates for all of them and ensuring each connection is secure is an increasingly complex challenge. 

By leveraging quantum computing, Cybertrust Japan hopes to provide enhanced levels of cybersecurity on its platform – providing real-time and secure data access. The company claims it will be the first company to harness quantum computing tools for an authentication platform. 

"Integrating Quantum Origin assures our customers that they can build innovative IoT-based solutions on a platform they can trust to deliver speed and higher security, including post-quantum algorithms support,” said Yasutoshi Magara, Cybertrust Japan’s CEO. “As a result, customers and partners can use and sell our certification services securely for the long term." 

"As the use of IoT devices grows, companies must ensure that their devices have state-of-the-art protection against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks that threaten their most valuable assets and data,” said Duncan Jones, Quantinuum’s head of cybersecurity.  “Quantum Origin is the world's only solution that provides encryption keys generated by quantum computers giving customers an unrivaled ability to strengthen existing security measures and reduce their risk of exposure from advanced encryption-based attacks."

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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