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Honeywell Uses Quantum Computing Encryption to Protect Utility Data

Honeywell Leverages Quantum Technology to Protect Utility Data
  • Honeywell has announced that it's the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, protecting end-user data from advanced cybersecurity threats.

  • Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness.

  • Honeywell's new Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products powered with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers.

Honeywell recently made a groundbreaking announcement that it is the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, a move that provides advanced protection for end-user data against cyber threats. To achieve this, Honeywell will leverage Quantinuum's Quantum Origin technology to not only enhance data security but also contribute to building greater reliability and trust in the evolving utility sector.

The enhanced security utility meters establish a new standard for safeguarding against data breaches and ensuring the uninterrupted operation of water, gas, and electricity utility infrastructure for both commercial and residential applications.

Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness, thereby rendering them truly unpredictable and substantially enhancing the data security of utilities' end users.

No other organizations in the smart meter market presently offer quantum-hardened encryption protection. The incorporation of this technology into Honeywell's Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions' products will assist in addressing the industry's expanding data security requirements, especially as they pertain to critical infrastructure.

President of Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions at Honeywell, Hamed Heyhat, said,

By integrating Quantinuum's quantum-computing-hardened encryption technology into our smart meters, we are advancing data security for our customers and helping to shape the dialogue on how the utility industries should approach cybersecurity in the quantum era.

[Source – Cision PR Newswire]

Hamed Heyhat emphasized the significance of continuous innovation in enabling customers to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape. It was noted that such a level of protection is crucial in our progressively digital and interconnected world.

Tony Uttley, President and COO of Quantinuum, mentioned,

Our work with Honeywell demonstrates the importance of using the power of today's quantum computers to create a more resilient cyber infrastructure to better protect customers.

[Source – Cision PR Newswire]

Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products from Honeywell with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers. The collaboration will strengthen Honeywell's position as an industry-leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for the utilities industry.

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