Research on quantum technology to reduce IoT cybersecurity risks
In 2020, as many as 30 to 50 billion devices, many of which connected through the Internet of things (switches, heating systems, locks, traffic lights, etc.) will be connected to the Internet.
The spread of networked objects has opened an important cybersecurity issue. A McKinsey survey found that 75% of industry experts clearly perceive the issue, but only 16% have any idea on how to deal with it. Here lies one of the research areas on quantum technology that is being investigated in the joint Q@TN laboratory (in collaboration with UNITN and CNR) and will allow the creation of devices capable of preventing these attacks.
Take QRANGE, a project launched in 2019 within the Quantum technologies Flagship program in collaboration with a number of European institutions and with private enterprises such as BOSCH, which allows the creation of microsystems capable of generating millions of bits per second that can keep connected objects (via IoT, smartphone or other) secure from external attacks by potential hackers.