QuEST: Quantum Era Security Times October 2016

WELCOME TO QUEST: THE IDQ NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the latest edition of the Quantum Era Security Times; brought to you by IDQ, the world leaders in quantum-safe cryptography solutions. 

Registration for the Winter School is well under way and we are delighted to announce the first of this year’s speakers.

We have two fascinating articles for you this month. The first discusses the risks facing public key cryptography resulting from of a lack of true randomness. The second provides a snapshop of the state of quantum computing.

Finally, we are delighted to announce our appointment to the steering committee for the Commission Expert Group on Quantum Technology.

Best regards,

Gregoire Ribordy

Winter School – Faculty Announcements

The 9th Winter School on Quantum Cyber Security will, once again, be held in the Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets between 14th -20th January 2017.

Registration for the 9th Winter School is well under way and we are delighted to confirm some exciting speakers.

Key faculty members for this year’s event include Prof. Artur Ekert, a pioneer in QKD, Prof Michele Mosca, co-founder of the Institute of Quantum Computing, Prof Sandu Popescu, Dr Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Prof Hugo Zbinden and Dr Christoph Marquardt.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS

Predictability is the Enemy of Security

When it comes to cryptography, entropy (randomness) is the key to security. However, not all sources of randomness are the same.

In a recent IDG Network World article, author Lucian Constantin points to research by the University of Pennsylvania, INRIA, CNRS and Universite de Lorraine that exposes a serious implementation weakness in public key cryptography.

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Dawn of the Quantum Computing Era

A period of sustained innovation in the field of quantum computing has seen development timelines getting shorter and experts predicting viable machines within a decade.

In a recent Next Big Future blog, the author explored some of the recent advances in quantum computing. In this article we take a look at the leading competitors in the quantum computing race; checking in on Rigetti, Google and Microsoft as they compete for quantum supremacy.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE STATE OF QUANTUM COMPUTING

IDQ appointed to Quantum Steering Committee

IDQ has been appointed as a member of the high level steering committee for the European Commission Expert Group on Quantum Technology.

As nominated representatives, IDQ will both provide key contributions to the work of the group and to the definition of the Strategic Research Agenda, from an industrial perspective.

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