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    The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. Examined in the IT and OT Convergence sector are the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factory and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a number priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.

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    ABI Insight

    Post-Quantum Cryptography

    3Q 2016

    On July 7, 2016, Google Security Blog published a post on Google’s current experiments with post-quantum cryptography. The firm is currently trialing a post-quantum key-exchange algorithm on a small number of connections between Google servers and Chrome, notably using the experimental Google Chrome version, Canary, which is designed for developers and early adopters. The algorithm is added on top of the existing elliptic-curve key-exchange algorithm (ECC) typically used. In case the post-quantum solution does not work, the security remains intact using ECC. The algorithm is based on one developed by Erdem Alkim, Léo Ducas, Thomas Pöppelmann, and Peter Schwabe, called New Hope, which is an instantiation of Peikert's ring-learning-with-errors-based (Ring-LWE) key-exchange protocol. The idea is to integrate it into OpenSSL to provide post-quantum security for TLS.

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    Analysts

    Dominique Bonte

    Managing Director and Vice President, B2B

    Dan Shey

    Managing Director and Vice President, B2B

    Dan Kara

    Research Director

    Michela Menting

    Research Director

    Jeff Orr

    Research Director

    Patrick Connolly

    Principal Analyst

    Phil Sealy

    Senior Analyst

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