QuEST: Quantum Era Security Times September 2019

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 edition, we discuss the exciting and controversial news that Google has achieved quantum supremacy. The paper that appeared online prompted mixed reactions, before being taken down.

We are pleased to have played an important role in the ongoing standardisation of QRNG, after a draft recommendation was consented as an international standard at ITU.

We are also happy to announce our partnership with renowned IT service provider dacoso, offering quantum-safe data encryption to their customers.

Then, we would like to invite you to the latest ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Workshop on 5-7 November in Seattle. Members of the IDQ team will be talking on QKD in 5G networks, quantum standards and quantum-safe security for blockchain keys, so it would be great to see you there too!

Finally, we are proud to announce we have been awarded the 2019 Innovation Prize, in recognition of our innovative role in quantum technologies.

Best regards,

Kelly Richdale

Has Google just announced quantum supremacy?

Has Google just announced quantum supremacy?

A paper claims Google and NASA have achieved quantum supremacy, prompting mixed reactions from the scientific and technological communities, before being taken down.

‘Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor’ was published online, reporting that the Sycamore 53-qubit quantum processor has solved a problem that would take a classical computer 10,000 years, in 200 seconds.

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QRNG standardisation

A major step in standardisation of QRNG

A draft recommendation distinguishing Quantum Random Number Generators from other physical RNGs was consented as an international standard at ITU-T meeting.

‘Quantum noise random number generator architecture’ is expected to be approved within 2019. It deals with a common architecture for quantum entropy sources, making a clear and simple distinction between QRNGs and other TRNGs. ID Quantique was one the main actors of this success.

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ID Quantique and dacoso partner

ID Quantique partners with dacoso

Our partnership with the renowned IT service provider dacoso will allow them to offer quantum-safe data encryption in a highly secure and future-proof way.

dacoso addresses companies that need their data to be highly available and secure, without sacrificing agility. IDQ’s QKD equipment will be integrated into dacoso’s current ADVA solution, allowing customers to increase the dynamic performance of networks and ensure the highest level of security required in the coming quantum era.

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ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Workshop 2019

ETSI/IQC Quantum safe cryptography workshop 2019

Join us and fellow industry experts in Seattle, WA, on 5-7 November for an overview of quantum computing and cybersecurity at this latest ETSI workshop.

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