Electronic systems are becoming increasingly more networked, and quantum computers are becoming more prevalent in these new networked environments. In accordance with this growth in quantum computing, new information security technologies will need to play a key role in preventing new types of cyberattacks. As such, it is important that new approaches and new standards be introduced in the area of post-quantum cryptography. New standards are required not only to keep pace with the integration of quantum computers into these networks, but to facilitate interoperability of different IoT-based systems. The article below takes a deep dive into what steps IoT device manufacturers should consider now that quantum computing can become a new threat to their solutions’ security.

Quantum computers will make current security mechanisms vulnerable to new types of cyberattacks — a real problem for both chip cards and complex technological systems such as networked vehicles or industrial control systems. They have the potential to break the cryptographic patterns widely used in internet of things data communication systems.

With the advent of quantum computers, modern encryption algorithms are undergoing an evolution that will significantly change their current use. In order to support the security of the internet and other cryptographic-based technologies, it is necessary to increase mathematical research to build the cryptography of tomorrow, which is resistant to quantum attacks and will become known as post-quantum or quantum-resistant cryptography.

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