Algorithms & Software

Limits of Quantum Communication Networks; Secret Key Capacity Explored

Limits of Quantum Communication Networks; Secret Key Capacity Explored Establishing the ultimate limits of quantum communication networks At the moment, sensitive data is typically encrypted and then sent across fibre-optic cables and other channels together with the digital “keys” needed to decode the information. However, […]

U.S. DoD Defense Information Systems Agency Seeking Quantum-resistant Algorithms

U.S. DoD Defense Information Systems Agency Seeking Quantum-resistant Algorithms.  The U.S. DoD Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking quantum-resistant algorithm prototypes.  The effort appears to have the same goal as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Post-quantum Cryptography Project.  The NIST project […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Adds Quantum Information Science Home

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Adds Quantum Information Science Home. New research facility will serve ORNL’s growing mission in computing, materials research and development.  Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and lab officials today broke ground on a multipurpose research facility that will provide state-of-the-art […]

Sticking to the Facts In Science and The White House: The National Quantum Initiative Act

Sticking to the Facts In Science and The White House: The National Quantum Initiative Act.  Pertinent commentary from Mr. Gabriel Popkin, science writer.  Qubit. Why Journalists Are Wrong to Say Trump Is at War With Science.  By endorsing the overblown rhetoric that science is under […]

Cryptocurrency Continues Down the Path to Quantum-resistant Algorithms

Cryptocurrency Continues Down the Path to Quantum-resistant Cryptography.  Cryptocurrency Komodo is using the quantum-resistant algorithm Dilithium to protect its blockchain.  Though still a few years off, this early instantiation is another example of the budding awareness of quantum computing’s likely threat to encryption schema. Komodo […]

NIST Publishes “How-to” for Shifting Cryptographic Methods ala Protect Systems from Quantum Computing

NIST Publishes “How-to” for Shifting Cryptographic Methods Ala Protect Systems from Quantum Computing.  Last week the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology released Special Publication 800-131A Revision 2, “Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths”.  The document addresses not only the possibility […]

U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Post-quantum Computing Project Update

  U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Post-quantum Computing Project Update.  FCW is reporting the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Chief of the Computer Security Division, Matthew Scholl, discussed current the post-quantum cryptography standardization project during a briefing to the Information Security […]

DARPA Announces Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Devices

DARPA Announces Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Devices.  “DARPA’s Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program will pursue a hybrid concept that combines intermediate-sized quantum devices with classical systems to solve challenging optimization problems.” (Image Credit: DARPA) (DARPA) Universal quantum computers with millions of […]