Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company that focuses on creating scalable and commercial quantum solutions to the world’s most challenging problems, has revealed the integration of its Quantum Origin quantum-computing-hardened private keys into a new certificate issuance and distribution platform for IoT devices by Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd., Japan’s leading certificate authority.
The NIST-selected post-quantum cryptography (PQC) methods are included in Cybertrust Japan’s new authentication infrastructure for high-speed, high-volume certificate creation and distribution for many IoT devices. By adopting Quantinuum’s Quantum Origin solution, the only cryptographic solution that utilizes the power of quantum computers to generate quantum-computing-hardened keys, the certificate authority will further secure devices from existing and emerging threats.
Why the need to authenticate?
To verify that they are trusted devices, IoT devices often utilize certificates to authenticate their connection to other devices or networks. The complexity of providing and administering credentials across these devices stems from the large number of devices attempting to connect to networks and the need to give quick access to data. Security measures must be strong while also allowing for real-time communication.
Cybertrust Japan’s Secure IoT Platform safeguards end devices across the product lifecycle, from semiconductor design through device implementation to device disposal. To protect the hardware, make the manufacturing process traceable, and give a long-term defect warranty, the Secure IoT Platform generates security certificates for the manufacturing process.
In addition to safeguarding the data created and communicated by the devices, the system features a management platform for the devices that allow the secure OS and software updates.
Who is Cybertrust Japan?
Using MIRACLE LINUX kernel technology and open source software (OSS) experience, Cybertrust Japan provides authentication and security services and Linux/OSS services for on-premise, cloud, and embedded domains. The company offers services that support the reliability of client services by establishing the accuracy of “people, tangible things, and intangible things” for IoT and other cutting-edge industries by combining these technologies and deep security experience.
Cybertrust Japan is the first commercial certificate authority dedicated to establishing a safe and secure society through highly specialized and neutral IT infrastructure technology.