Würth teams for IoT quantum-based cyber security

Würth teams for IoT quantum-based cyber security

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By Nick Flaherty

Würth Elektronik is partnering with London-based startup Crypto Quantique to provide quantum-based security for its wireless modules.

The wireless communication and sensor modules are used across the Internet of Things (IoT) with Bluetooth, WiFi, Wireless M-Bus, Wirepas Mesh and proprietary radio protocols.

Crypto Quantique’s QuarkLink security software platform enables automatic and secure connection of thousands of sensor nodes to local or cloud-based servers. This supports device provisioning, onboarding, security monitoring, renewal and revocation of certificates and keys, performed with a few keystrokes on a graphic interface to manage IoT devices in their lifecycle.

“Würth Elektronik is often the first choice for radio modules, especially with industrial IoT applications. The spectrum of products offered, combined with wide-ranging support and application expertise, is outstanding,” said Dr. Shahram Mossayebi, CEO of Crypto Quantique. “Expanding the offering with QuarkLink also raises the appeal of these products. This makes implementing and managing secure IoT networks faster and easier. At a time when the global threats to such networks are greater than ever, this is an important advantage.”

“We are always interested in providing our customers with the best IoT technology, reducing their development costs and workload, without compromising performance, reliability or security. QuarkLink is an important new building block here,“ says Oliver Opitz, Vice President, Wireless Connectivity and Sensors at Würth Elektronik eiSos.

As well as the QuarkLink security management platform, Crypto Quantique has developed a quantum-based technology called QDID that generates multiple unique, fraud-resistant cryptographic keys for standard CMOS devices. The keys don’t have to be stored and can be used independently by several applications as required. These can be combined with the cryptographic APIs from QuarkLink for a secure bridge between silicon, device, software and solution provider.;

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