IDEMIA launches enhanced security smart cards resistant to quantum computers

16 aprilie 2019

Asymmetric cryptosystems are at the heart of digital security as they are the cornerstone for the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), as well as – amongst other things – secure authentication, digital Identities and trusted services. In particular, they are widely deployed in secure elements to perform safe authentication of people and things (IoT).

„Indeed, it is believed that quantum computers will be able to break various asymmetric cryptographic algorithms (such as RSA or ECC) within the next 20 years.”, IDEMIA said.

„To make quantum-resistant smart cards, IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has implemented in a secure element/smart card, an asymmetric post-quantum algorithm creating an unforgeable signature when using a quantum computer for enhanced authentication. Documents can be signed in less than 2 seconds, ensuring a frictionless user experience. These IDEMIA smart cards are now resistant “by design”.”, according to the press release.

IDEMIA claims to be one of the only companies which offer quantum-safe asymmetric cryptosystems, capitalizing on secure elements/smart cards, which offer portability and confidentiality of secret elements (keys and PIN/Biometric credentials).

This solution paves the way for the migration of digital security to quantum-safe implementation: public key infrastructure, secure authentication of people and things (IoT) and trusted services like electronic signatures.

With its brand-new smart card solution, IDEMIA will address business needs in authentication, logical access, tracking of actions, data encryption and protection, for customers such as security agencies or governmental organizations including ministries of defense.

„With this innovation, IDEMIA has proven that a post-quantum algorithm can be implemented on a smart card. Indeed, our R&D teams are committed to always providing cutting-edge technologies, preparing our customers for the future, ahead of the curve.”, said Jean-Christophe Fondeur, Executive Vice-President for R&D activities at IDEMIA.

Adauga comentariu

Noutăți
Cifra/Declaratia zilei

Adrian Vasilescu – consilier de strategie al guvernatorului BNR

„O singură provizie am făcut, de card, pentru că nu mai umblu cu banii în buzunar. Banii sunt cei mai periculoși când este vorba de răspândirea unei molimi. Am renunțat la cash. În rest, este o prostie să faci provizii. Dacă vine o molimă și nici nu știi când va ajunge, dacă ar fi să se întindă, pe cât timp să poți să faci provizii? Faci provizii pe trei săptămâni, pe patru săptămâni și mai departe?”, a spus consultantul.

Sondaj

In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?
NoCash