Cybersecurity Goals: Having Nothing to Hide

gif of a refrigerator opening to show it is empty inside

We live in a world in which our adversaries know everything we know, and no one can keep a secret. Yet, computers operate as if that were not true. Current secure device authentication best practice recommends using strong credentials that are hard to crack and which should be changed every 30 days. Thirty days is the suggested time limit not because it delivers the best security, but because the existing credential management processes probably can't keep up with anything faster. 

In reality, "cracking" encrypted keys is an academic exercise. Hackers seeking lucrative data (and not an academic exercise) take the easier route: steal the keys and use them for access. A hack can be executed in a matter of seconds, while it could take centuries of computer time to decrypt a key.

The QWERX Enterprise Security Perimeter (QESP) platform is designed with the assumption that the adversary already has perfect knowledge of all existing security information. This means that QESP users are no longer engaging in a losing effort to build stronger walls around their precious keys; instead, their devices are continuously authenticated by rapidly rotating, ephemeral keys. The QWERX approach is to always be faster than the adversary. When the adversary gets the information that secured the QWERX-protected device, it is no longer useful and will never again be useful. In cyberspace, the fastest wins the race, and with QWERX, defense is faster than offense.

Because QWERX technology does not use algorithms, the latency that can slow a system is removed. We eliminate the vulnerability and risk of storing and exchanging keys and streamline operations by getting rid of certificate lifecycle management. With QWERX, stolen device credentials are a thing of the past; keys can be rotated as fast as multiple times a second, and QWERX-patented ephemeral keys disappear at once and are never reused. 

If you want to simplify your enterprise network security, lower your risk, and reallocate resources to more proactive security efforts, please reach out. We love to tell our story.

Leave a Comment