On May 17th ID Quantique (IDQ) was pleased to announce the release of the Cerberis XG at the (IQT) Inside Quantum Technology conference. This product is the first of a new lineup of products that are built to provide the highest level of data protection security to governments and enterprises in a small and optimized form factor.
Arqit Limited, a leader in quantum encryption technology has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Centricus Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. This transaction is expected to provide up to US$400 million of gross proceeds to Arqit. This merger is valued at approximately US$1.4 billion in equity and the pro […]
The Swiss technology company says it has made a breakthrough in quantum computing which has allowed it to uncover vulnerabilities in the everyday encryption that we use today. Terra Quantum says the security weakness could jeopardise the security of most of the world’s data.
A team led by Pan Jian Wei, Chen Yu Ao, and Peng Cheng Zhi from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei has established the first integrated quantum communication network in the world. It is comprised of more than 700 optical fibres and two ground-to-satellite links, achieving quantum key distribution over 4,600 kilometres across the large country. This was reported in the Nature magazine.
Danish quantum computing has a strong workforce focusing on quantum communication. To capitalise on this new and highly rewarding field, the Innovation Fund Denmark invested DKK 22.5 million into CryptQ. This investment will be poured into a cost-effective and telecom-compatible quantum secure communication system, and the time of completion is expected to be 3 years.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is almost ready to announce the first post-quantum cryptography standard. This is after a long time of development and researching.
Today, BT and Toshiba Europe Limited announced the first industrial quantum-secure network in the UK. It transmits between the National Composites Centre (NCC), the world-leading composite research and development facility in the UK, and the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a pioneer in new digital engineering capabilities and a not-for-profit organisation.
One of the applications of Quantum technology and perhaps one of the earliest use cases is the Quantum Random Number Generator which could be instrumental in keeping our security systems secure. The new application delivered on IBM Q services will enable true random numbers.
The WEF (World Economic Forum) has issued a piece asking for the community to take seriously the implications of Quantum Computing. This is because quantum computing has the potential to break the systemically important cryptographic underpinnings of the infrastructure on which enterprises and the wider digital economy rely. In addition the community must also ensure that security doesn’t itself become a barrier to the progress and development of quantum computing.
It had to happen. Finally there is a quantum device that the consumer can buy. OK, its not a quantum computer but it will employ some of the technology that has been developed over the last few years. The tie up with SK Telecom (South Korea Telecom) will see Samsung launch a Galaxy version of their smart phone that employs Quantum security. SK Telecom has been working on Quantum Encryption for a number of years, but this is the first time that consumers can buy a smart-phone with Quantum Encryption.