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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 this, our last issue for 2017, we are pleased to announce IDQ’s new collaboration with ArianeGroup – a prime contractor and design authority for the next generation launcher, Ariane 6 – a collaboration that reinforces ID Quantique’s expertise within the space sector.

Also this month, we bring you the latest details about the launch of IDQ’s Advisory Board for Quantum-Safe Security.

The recent publication of Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report highlights Quantum Encryption as an ‘exponential technology’. We discuss these findings in our latest article here, where you can also download the report.

We conclude with a review of a new protocol from the United States, derived from IDQ’s COW Protocol, which carries the promise of practical high-speed key distribution, with a complete security analysis.

Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to say Happy Holidays and wish you all the best for 2018.

Best regards,

Grégoire Ribordy

Ariane 6

IDQ’s single-photon technologies chosen by ArianeGroup

IDQ is to supply high-reliability, single-photon technologies to ArianeGroup, under a programme funded by ESA, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).

ArianeGroup is a prime contractor and design authority for Ariane 6 – the next generation Launcher. This collaboration reinforces ID Quantique’s experience in the space sector and guarantees the long-term support of its products.

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Quantum Safe Security Advisory Board

ID Quantique Announces Quantum-Safe Security Advisory Board

Including leading experts Prof Dr Johannes Buchmann, Prof Artur Ekert, Prof Nicolas Gisin, Prof Sir Peter Knight, Prof Michele Mosca, Prof Hugo Zbinden.

The role of the Advisory Board is to help improve IDQ’s research, development, strategy and communications around quantum-safe security.

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Deloitte 2018 Tech Trends

Deloitte Highlights Quantum Encryption in 2018 Tech Trends Publication

The Deloitte Tech Trends annual report focusses on technologies that are having a significant impact on the world as we know it – those that are both transformative and state of the art.

In the 2018 Tech Trends Publication, Deloitte highlights Quantum Encryption, aka QKD, as one of these exponential technologies.

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High-speed QKD

High-speed QKD with provable security

A new protocol from the United States, derived from IDQ’s COW protocol, carries the promise of practical high-speed key distribution. The team from several leading universities and research institutes also present a complete security analysis.

This exemplifies the fact that QKD is entering a new phase, bringing practical quantum-safe security to cyberspace.

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