Cybersecurity & Cryptography

Passive Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution

Efficient Passive Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution Author(s): Chun-Hui Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, and Qin Wang  To date, only active-decoy-state methods have been adopted in current measurement-device-independent (MDI) quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, causing security loopholes when modulating multiple light intensities with practical devices. To solve this […]

Quantum Internet Development a Melting Pot of Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics

Quantum Internet Development a Melting Pot of Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.  Thorough discussion covering many of the aspects necessary to build a quantum internet.  Qubit. ‘We need to think out of the box’: physicist Maria Spiropulu on how to build the quantum internet Experimental physicist […]

Promising Research into Nanofabricating Fake Atoms Shows Promise in Quantum-secure Communications, Computing

University of Oregon, Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science.  Ultra-secure online communications, completely indecipherable if intercepted, are a step closer with the help of a recently published discovery by University of Oregon physicist Ben Alemán. Alemán, a member of the UO’s Center for Optical, […]

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 […]

Highly Secure, Pan-European Quantum Communication Infrastructure

Highly Secure, Pan-European Quantum Communication Infrastructure.  The European space agency and European Commission agreed to the initial steps in creating a quantum-secure communication network – for Europe.  Excerpt:  It would comprise a series of quantum communication networks, linking institutional users and their critical infrastructures, and […]

IBM Q Network Expands

IBM Q Network Expands.  Brookhaven Joins the IBM Q Network Hub at Oak Ridge National Lab.  This hub is part of a worldwide community of businesses, universities, and research labs that seeks to advance quantum computing and explore its scientific and business applications.  April 10, […]

National University of Singapore and the Centre for Quantum Technologies Entangling Photons for Cybersecurity

National University of Singapore and the Centre for Quantum Technologies Entangling Photons for Cybersecurity.  New methods for photon wavelength production show promise in sending entangled photons through common commercial fiber optics networks.  Singapore.  Excerpts:  “The technique works by carefully designing the photon source to create […]

Taking the First Step to Securing Your Corporation Against Quantum Computing

First Step to Securing Your Corporation Against Quantum Computing.  The Hudson Institute has released a succinct guidebook tailored to an organization’s executive leadership.  The guidebook asks and answers numerous, pertinent questions on the topic of quantum computing’s threat to data encryption and what an organization […]

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 […]

India joins the global community in the quantum computing race.

India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Conference Supporting Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography

India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Conference Supporting Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography.  India looks to keep stride in the marathon of quantum computing.  Tying efforts with high-performance computing and cybersecurity, a conference will be held this week to discuss further applications of disruptive […]

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 […]

Commercially Available 4-Qubit Quantum Processor Provides Cryptographic Security

Commercially Available 4-Qubit Quantum Processor Provides Cryptographic Security.  Cambridge Quantum Computing (“CQC”), a leader in quantum computing technologies, will be demonstrating “IronBridge” – the world’s first commercially available certifiable Quantum Cryptographic Device – in booth # 1847C at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. […]

Canada Airs Quantum Computing Aspirations and Funding Concerns at DRIVE 2019

Canada Airs Quantum Copmputing Aspirations and Funding Concerns at DRIVE 2019.  Canada held its inaugural DRIVE conference bringing together policy-makers, researchers, accelerators, and technology companies in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Discussion focused on emerging technology trends, best practices, and improving Canada’s overall level of ‘tech-compete.’ Highlighted were […]

Commercializing Quantum Cryptographic Agility

Commercializing Quantum Cryptographic Agility.  ISARA Corporation, situated in ‘Quantum Valley’ Canada, is set to unveil new tools integrating NIST Round 2 post-quantum algorithms.  The company is yet another example of commercialization of quantum computing.  As the science and technology emerges, government, academia, and industry are […]