Cybertrust Japan, Quantinuum, and IoT Authentication

by Carolyn Mathas

Quantinuum and Japan Co., Ltd. integrated its Quantum Origin quantum-computing-hardened private keys into a new certificate issuance and distribution platform for IoT devices.

Cybertrust Japan’s new authentication infrastructure includes the NIST-selected post-quantum cryptography (PQC) algorithms, protecting devices from current and advancing threats. It incorporates Quantinuum’s Quantum Origin solution that leverages the power of quantum computers to generate quantum-computing-hardened keys.

IoT devices commonly use certificates to authenticate their connections. Managing certificates is problematic, given the volume of devices in use and the speed involved. Security needs to be robust in this environment.

According to Duncan Jones, Head of Cybersecurity at Quantinuum, “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. Quantum Origin is the world’s only solution that provides encryption keys generated by quantum computers giving customers an unrivalled ability to strengthen existing security measures and reduce their risk of exposure from advanced encryption-based attacks.”

Japan’s Secure IoT Platform protects end devices from semiconductor design through implementation to their ultimate disposal. A management platform for the devices allows secure OS and software updates and secures data created and transmitted by the machines.

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