Geneva, September 12, 2023 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”), a prominent player in cybersecurity, digital identity, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has recently unveiled a cutting-edge picosatellite solution through its subsidiary WISeSat AG. This revolutionary initiative caters to the growing demand for secure IoT communication in the era of quantum computing.
The cybersecurity landscape in space is rapidly evolving, bringing forth new challenges and threats to satellite systems. Recent incidents, such as the manipulation of ESA’s OPS-SAT spacecraft by hackers from Thales Alenia Space, have highlighted the vulnerabilities of existing infrastructure. Additionally, leaked reports have exposed China’s interest in developing cyber weapons capable of controlling enemy satellites during wartime scenarios. The need for enhanced space cybersecurity measures has never been more apparent, especially after the disruptive cyber-attack on Viasat’s broadband service last year.
With this in mind, WISeSat.Space has joined forces with SEALSQ to tackle these challenges head-on. By incorporating the VaultIC408 secure element, they are reinforcing the security of each endpoint within the satellite network. This collaboration offers businesses of all sizes a cost-effective and ultra-secure solution to establish their digital ecosystems.
Seventeen WISeSat-ready satellites have already been deployed into space via SpaceX, as part of an ambitious plan to launch an 80-satellite constellation. This constellation aims to provide unparalleled global IoT connectivity and achieve a remarkable data latency of just ten hours. However, WISeKey’s vision extends far beyond traditional satellite technology.
Recognizing the potential threats posed by quantum computing, WISeSat.Space is actively working on fortifying its solutions. By implementing post-quantum techniques and robust devices, they are paving the way for secure multi-factor authentication and critical data transfer in the age of quantum computing.
For those interested in tracking the progress of WISeSat.Space, the WISeSat-ready Fossa Satellites can be monitored in real-time at FossaSat-2E1. Once the full constellation is operational, users will experience an impressive revisit time of just five minutes.
Through their innovative strides, both SEALSQ and WISeSat.Space demonstrate their unwavering commitment to tackling the complex challenges of the digital realm.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is WISeSat.Space’s picosatellite solution?
WISeSat.Space has introduced a state-of-the-art picosatellite solution designed for the Quantum-Ready Internet of Things (IoT) communications market. This solution aims to provide enhanced security measures to satellite systems.
2. How is WISeSat.Space addressing growing space cybersecurity threats?
WISeSat.Space has partnered with SEALSQ to fortify satellite networks by incorporating the VaultIC408 secure element. This collaboration offers businesses a cost-effective and ultra-secure means to establish their digital ecosystems.
3. How many WISeSat-ready satellites have been launched?
Seventeen WISeSat-ready satellites have already been launched via SpaceX, with plans to deploy a total of 80 satellites. This ambitious constellation aims to provide global IoT connectivity and achieve low data latency.
4. How is WISeSat.Space preparing for the era of quantum computing?
WISeSat.Space is actively working on incorporating post-quantum solutions and robust devices to safeguard satellite systems against potential threats posed by quantum computing. Their goal is to establish secure multi-factor authentication and critical data transfer in the age of quantum computing.
– WISeKey International Holding Ltd: www.wisekey.com
– SEALSQ: www.sealsq.com