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DigiCert, Utimaco, and Microsoft to Secure IoT from Quantum Computing Threats

February 15, 2019 / Ken Briodagh

In a recent joint release, DigiCert, provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, Utimaco, hardware security module provider, and Microsoft Research, quantum-safe cryptography arm of the computing giant, announced a successful test implementation of the “Picnic” algorithm, with digital certificates used to encrypt, authenticate and provide integrity for connected devices commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). This proof of concept reportedly provides a path toward a full solution, currently in development, that will protect IoT devices from future threats quantum computing could pose to today’s widely used cryptographic algorithms.