The Avtomatika Concern of the Rostec State Corporation, the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) and the Kaskad company are jointly developing a line of secure cryptoprocessors for the Internet of things. Separate chips for encrypting information will secure data and protect devices from unauthorized entry.
A cryptoprocessor is a separate system on a chip, a “computer within a computer”. It converts the data in such a way that it can only be decrypted on the original computer, running the same software that was originally used. This ensures the maximum level of security and the impossibility of unauthorized access to information from the outside. The presence of a cryptoprocessor eliminates the need for additional use of physical means of protecting the system.
Cryptographic protection of information is a necessity when implementing IoT systems in various industries. It blocks attackers from accessing IoT networks, protects critical data from interception, and eliminates unauthorized impact on technological processes.
Cryptoprocessors are used in the production of intelligent sensors for the oil, mining and other industries. Also, products can be used in engine control sensors for cars or aircraft, to create critical infrastructure equipment.
As part of the project, MTUCI engineers develop software and provide integration of cryptographic algorithms, Avtomatika Concern certifies a family of cryptoprocessors, conducts case studies, promotes and sells products, Kaskad LLC develops cryptoprocessor topologies, tests products and performs final configuration.
The development of a line of chips is accompanied by experts in the field of information security. In the course of joint activities, specialists take into account and correct the shortcomings of cryptoprocessors already existing on the market, which allows us to maximize the potential market for the use of the developed chips.