Can Quantum Key Distribution improve cybersecurity in SEA?
+ Despite the numerous cybersecurity solutions in the market, Southeast Asia continues to see increasing cyber threats and data breaches, so could Quantum Key Distribution be the answer? While small and medium enterprises are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, large enterprises and government agencies are often the industries targeted the most by cybercriminals.
The QKD platform, which was officially launched last year, operates over fiber-optic cables based on decades of research and development. These fibre-QKD platform products can address quantum-secure communication requirements over hundreds of kilometers in metropolitan areas.
+ According to INTERPOL’s ASEAN Cyberthreat Assessment 2021 report, the exponential increase of cybercrime requires organizations to explore more ways to manage sensitive information. As such, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) solutions are gaining market traction in several advanced countries, as the solution applies the laws of physics and quantum mechanics to generate an un-hackable cryptographic algorithm, securing the transmission and retrieval of data.
+ Compared to other cybersecurity solutions, QKD is a secure communication method that implements a cryptographic protocol involving components of quantum mechanics. Using properties found in quantum physics, the method exchanges cryptographic keys that are provable and guarantees security.
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