Welcome to the latest edition of the Quantum Era Security Times, brought to you by ID Quantique, the world leader in quantum-safe cryptography solutions.

In our first edition of 2020 we are pleased to welcome Axel Foery, who is joining IDQ as Executive Vice President for the Quantum-Safe Security division. With extensive experience spanning the telecommunications, infrastructure, utilities and technology markets, we are very excited to have him on the team.

After the World Economic Forum released its latest Global Risk Report, we look at the technologies that will have a transformative impact on society this year and beyond, particularly as quantum computing was named one of them.

As we enter the quantum decade, we then look at all the latest developments that occurred towards the end of 2019 in our Q4 quantum computing industry review.

Finally, we’d like to invite you to join us next month at MWC 2020. We will be there alongside our partner SK Telecom at Hall 3 Stand 3H10, demonstrating our latest products and speaking about how quantum cryptography is a key technology to better secure your infrastructure.

We will also be part of the Quantum Flagship booth, in the Deep Tech Zone, and will participate in a workshop on Mass market use cases for Quantum Communication. We hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Grégoire Ribordy

Axel Foery

ID Quantique hires Axel Foery to lead its Quantum-Safe Security division

We are pleased to announce that Axel Foery is joining the company as Executive Vice President for the Quantum-Safe Security division.

“Axel is an accomplished executive with significant experience in the IT, telecommunications & security field,” said CEO and founder Grégoire Ribordy. “Axel has extensive experience in driving new technologies and teams to success. He will be a major asset to us as we continue to grow.”

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World Economic Forum report discusses the Wild Wide Web

World Economic Forum report discusses the Wild Wide Web

The 2020 edition of the WEF’s Global Risk Report discusses the transformative power of emerging technologies such as quantum computing; but also warns of the risks they pose to the global economy by making society more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Now in its 15th year, the report explores the biggest threats that society will face over the course of 2020, and beyond. The report specifically acknowledges quantum computing, stating that “it risks rendering useless most of our existing data security and critical infrastructure systems”.

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quantum computing industry review q4 2019

Quantum Computing Industry Review: Q4 2019

As we enter a new decade, in which many believe quantum computers will become mainstream, we look back at the major developments that occurred in the final quarter of last year.

Among the headlines we look at Microsoft and Amazon entering the quantum computing business, Russia’s race for practical quantum technologies, why IT professionals are worried about the threat of quantum computing, and see if LEGO could be the secret to building quantum computers.

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MWC Mobile World Congress 2020

Mobile World Congress (MWC) – Barcelona, Spain, 24-27 February 2020

MWC is the world’s largest exhibition for the telecom and mobile industry. We will be demonstrating our latest products so come and see us at Hall 3 Stand 3H10.

We will be there alongside our partner SK Telecom, so be sure to come and meet us and discover how quantum cryptography is a key technology to better secure your infrastructure. We will also be participating in a workshop on the Quantum Flagship’s booth in the Deep Tech Zone in Hall 8.0.


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