Satellite providers are busier than ever – and it won’t slow down. With the exponential number of interconnected objects only matching our dependency to satellite communications as well as their ever-increasing attack surface, it’s safe to say satellite security is just too important to be overlooked.
You can’t bring back a satellite whenever you want to upgrade its security. You can’t afford any weak link. Satellites’ critical role in our communications infrastructure requires that they feature the best possible cyber security technology.
Technology never stops evolving and cybersecurity makes no exception. In a rapidly changing environment, it’s crucial to get the basics right: a superior source of entropy is the key to data security. Better entropy means better encryption keys: the greater the degree of entropy, the stronger the keys.
This can be achieved with Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNG). QRNGs are part of an unbreakable level of encryption that prevents hackers from accessing sensitive information, making them an essential tool for satellite security.
IDQ’s space grade products are ideal for upgrading space designs to quantum enhanced security. Integrating QRNGs now future-proofs satellite security against emerging threats and technologies, making it a wise investment for the long term and providing peace of mind to customers.
QRNGs can be used for authentication purposes in satellite communication or to randomize the routing of data. They can also be used in combination with Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to establish secure keys for satellite communication.
|Quantum Entropy data rate||20 Mb/s||20 Mb/s|
|Small size||4,2 x 5 x 1,1 mm||4,2 x 5 x 1,1 mm|
|Simple and easy to integrate (standard SPI interface)||SPI||SPI|
|Live status verification and Health check output||✓||✓|
|Integrated NIST 800-90 A/B/C compliant DRBG post-processing||✓||✓|
|Robust to harsh space conditions||Class 1||Class 3|
|Works with traditional encryption algorithms and PQC||✓||✓|
With the growing attacks on aerospace systems, how can we be sure satellites are secure?
Quantum-enhanced cyber security in electronic systems is now a mainstream solution to ensure trusted and secured communications. Now radiation hardened devices are available for satellite quantum technology enhanced cyber security.
In this webinar, Thomas Stengel, QRNG Biz Dev at ID Quantique, will introduce IDQ’s quantum cyber security solutions for space.