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IoT is a perfect use case for quantum-security

QNu Labs   |   May 19, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies to connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet.

The past few years have seen a rise in IoT technologies. We can connect everyday objects—kitchen appliances, cars, thermostats, baby monitors—to the internet via embedded devices for seamless communication between people, processes, and devices. With the help of low-cost computing, the cloud, big data, analytics, and mobile technologies, devices can share and collect data with minimal human intervention. Through IoT, the physical and the digital world converge.

As the number of devices connected to the internet increases, the more attractive the data becomes for cybercriminals (through ransomware, for example). It is crucial to protect IoT devices so as not to fall victim to cybercrime.

IoT devices could have many security loopholes in their hardware, software, or network. Hacking techniques have advanced over the past few years. Attackers use state-of-the-art means for data breaches, a significant threat to IoT security.

IoT Security requires:

These requirements can be met with a Quantum Random Number Generator (QNRG).

What is QRNG?

QRNG uses the principles of quantum mechanics to generate truly random numbers. It is a highly-sophisticated engineering innovation involving the power of complex deep-tech technologies to create pure randomness. It ensures:

Photos are the quantum particles used in the shared key. Any attempt to intercept or measure the photons during the transmission would disturb their state, and the disturbance would be detected by Alice and Bob, alerting them to the presence of an eavesdropper.

Applications of QRNG for IoT

A few of the practical uses of QRNG to protect devices are:

Tropos QRNG

Tropos is the flagship QRNG product of QNu Labs. It is an ideal random key generator for high-throughput applications. True random numbers play an important role in data security to provide robust encryption. Tropos addresses different data rates and standard interfaces to cater to multiple applications.


Tropos - Quantum Random Number Generator

IoT is a classic example of critical data at risk in the quantum era. Whether your business has a corporate devices network, a surveillance system, or a well-connected manufacturing unit, quantum security is undeniably a necessity.

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