BlackBerry introduce soluzioni di resistenza quantistica ai propri strumenti di sicurezza informatica

BlackBerry introduce soluzioni di resistenza quantistica ai propri strumenti di sicurezza informatica
 
BlackBerry ha tenuto il proprio summit sulla sicurezza a New York annunciando di prepararsi per il futuro introducendo una soluzione di resistenza quantitstica ai propri strumenti di sicurezza informatica. "Il calcolo quantico risolverà i problemi rivoluzionari nel settore sanitario, dei trasporti, dell'astrofisica, del governo e in molti altri campi, ma offre anche ai cattivi attori il potenziale per violare i tradizionali crittosistemi a chiave pubblica e quindi attaccare i dati sottostanti che proteggono", ha detto Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. 
"Aggiungendo il server di firma del codice resistente agli strumenti di sicurezza informatica, saremo in grado di affrontare un importante problema di sicurezza per le industrie che si basano su risorse che saranno utilizzate per un lungo periodo. Se il tuo prodotto, che si tratti di un'automobile o infrastruttura fondamentale, deve essere funzionale tra 10-15 anni, è necessario essere preoccupati per gli attacchi di calcolo quantistico."
 
Il server, che sarà disponibile a novembre, utilizza le librerie crittografiche di ISARA Corporation, con i quali BlackBerry ha collaborato nel febbraio del 2017 e coprirà beni di lunga durata attraverso l'Enterprise of Things tra cui infrastrutture critiche, controlli industriali, elettronica aerospaziale e militare, telecomunicazioni e trasporti.
"Nei prossimi otto-dieci anni, gli esperti stimano che ci sarà un computer quantistico su larga scala in grado di rompere la crittografia a chiave pubblica di oggi. Il lavoro che stiamo facendo con BlackBerry offrirà alle industrie con dispositivi connessi durevoli gli strumenti necessari per proteggere i loro sistemi ora e nel futuro ", ha dichiarato Mike Brown, Chief Technology Officer e Co-founder di ISARA.
 
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BlackBerry Adds New Quantum-Resistant Solution to its Cybersecurity Arsenal
 
NEW YORK – October 4, 2018 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today that it is adding a quantum-resistant code signing server to its array of cryptography tools. The new solution will allow software to be digitally signed using a scheme that will be hard to break with a quantum computer.
 
"Quantum computing will solve groundbreaking problems in healthcare, transportation, astrophysics, government, and many other fields; however, it also gives bad actors the potential to crack traditional public key cryptosystems and then attack the underlying data they protect," said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. "By adding the quantum-resistant code signing server to our cybersecurity tools, we will be able to address a major security concern for industries that rely on assets that will be in use for a long time. If your product, whether it's a car or critical piece of infrastructure, needs to be functional 10-15 years from now, you need to be concerned about quantum computing attacks."
 
Available in November 2018, BlackBerry's new quantum-resistant code signing server uses cryptographic libraries from ISARA Corporation, the leader in agile quantum-safe security solutions. The combination of BlackBerry and ISARA's technology can protect software of long-lived assets – such as systems in critical infrastructure, industrial controls, aerospace and military electronics, telecommunications, transportation infrastructure, and connected cars – against an increasingly risky future when quantum computers will be able to easily break traditional code signing schemes.
 
"Within the next eight to 10 years, experts estimate there will be a large-scale quantum computer capable of breaking today's public key cryptography. The work we're doing with BlackBerry will give industries with durable connected devices the tools needed to secure their systems now and into the future," said Mike Brown, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder at ISARA.
 
Quantum computers operate differently from today's classical computers. By harnessing the properties of quantum mechanics, a large-scale quantum computer will be able to solve problems that even today's supercomputers cannot– such as widely used factor-based encryption that protects everything from banking records and state secrets to connected devices and autonomous vehicles. Migrating to quantum-resistant systems will be a multi-year effort because of the ubiquity of public key cryptography; taking the first steps today is crucial for governments, enterprises and device vendors responsible for mission-critical infrastructure and safety-critical systems.
 
As the leader in applied cryptography and key management, BlackBerry Certicom provides managed PKI, key management and provisioning technology that helps customers protect the integrity of their silicon chips and devices from the point of manufacturing and throughout the device life cycle. Used to prevent product counterfeiting, re-manufacturing, and rogue network access, BlackBerry's secure key provisioning and identity management solutions are a proven way to protect next-generation connected cars, critical infrastructure, and IoT deployments.
 
To learn more about BlackBerry's new quantum-resistant solution and why Certicom technology is widely deployed in smartphone chips, smart meters, car telematics, and crypto toolkits, please visit www.certicom.com.
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