Cybersecurity & Cryptography

U.S. Air Force Courts Prospective Cutting-edge Tech Company “Spectral Quantum Technologies”

U.S. Air Force Courts Prospective Cutting-edge Tech Company “Spectral Quantum Technologies” Catalyst Campus Overflows for AFRL Space Accelerator Demo Day Excerpts and salient points ~ +  [T]he Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate and the Catalyst Space Accelerator were looking for non-traditional companies that […]

South Korea Working Towards Quantum Network, Unhackability of Communications

South Korea Working Towards Quantum Network, Unhackability of Communications S. Korean quantum computing scientists working on next-generation networks and ‘unhackable’ technologies Excerpts and salient points ~ +  Quantum computing researchers at Korea Institute for Science and Technology have developed ways use diamond structures to produce […]

The Race for Quantum Computing: U.K. Status

The Race for Quantum Computing: U.K. Status Excellent discussion and tracking of the U.K. MoD quantum programme and related U.K. Government initiatives. The race for quantum computing is surely on. Qubit. Mapping the Race to Quantum Computing: The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme – The […]

“Really sloppy” Semiconductor Manufacturing Won’t Suffice in Quantum Computing’s Development

“Really sloppy” Semiconductor Manufacturing Won’t Suffice in Quantum Computing’s Development Interesting commentary. Though provided by a manufacturer of atomically precise manufacturing (APM) equipment, anyone with a background in solid-state devices will find truth to what is being stated. Cleaning up the semiconductor processes should go […]

Sampling of Quantum Computing; French Perspective

Sampling of Quantum Computing; French Perspective Computers: Promises of the Quantum Dawn Excerpts and salient points ~ +  In this race for the greatest number of qubits and the creation of a quantum computer, two systems, currently neck and neck, offer the most interesting prospects. […]

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, […]

Cloud Security Alliance Issues Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity Guidance for Business Leaders

Cloud Security Alliance Issues Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity Guidance for Business Leaders CSA prepares enterprises for quantum computing cybersecurity threats The Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) latest paper brings quantum computing and cybersecurity to the forefront of enterprise leadership’s minds as it tackles some of the […]

Boosting Efforts to Create Reliable Photonic Quantum Computing, Quantum Key Distribution

Boosting Efforts to Create Reliable Photonic Quantum Computing, Quantum Key Distribution This image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create place single-photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. Inset shows the Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry measurement proving quantum emission. An innovative method […]

U.S. Air Force Tests Quantum Communication; Quantum Key Distribution

Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrates world’s first daytime free-space quantum communication enabled by adaptive optics.  The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR) recently demonstrated quantum communication in daylight under conditions representative of space-to-Earth satellite links. “This is the world’s first such demonstration, […]

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 […]

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 […]