Crypto Quantique, a specialist in physical-unclonable-function (PUF) cybersecurity for the IoT, and BT Labs have demonstrated a way to retrofit cybersecurity to an IoT project.
The companies collaborated at a recent TMForum Catalyst, where BT successfully retrofitted a model smart factory using QDID hardware and the QuarkLink software platform for device-identity attestation and data encryption.
Sam Cater, security consultant and research manager, BT Labs, explained, “As a result of the TMForum project success, we’re continuing to explore potential use cases for Crypto Quantique’s security technology with industry experts and scientists at Adastral Park, Suffolk, home of the BT Labs.”
Shahram Mossayebi, CEO, Crypto Quantique, added, “Collaborating closely with BT R&D is one of our most exciting developments in 2021. Together, we’re exploring several new applications where our security platform, coupled with BT’s technology, will enable businesses to improve IoT security while simultaneously cutting costs and creating new revenue streams.”
The companies initially began working together to explore applications for Q:Architecture, Crypto Quantique’s IoT security platform. Q:Architecture comprises QDID hardware IP that generates on-demand random, unique, unforgeable identities and cryptographic keys in silicon, and the QuarkLink security platform for provisioning, onboarding, and managing IoT devices throughout their lifetime.
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