Updating quantum cryptography and communications 2016

He has almost eight years of professional experience in the IT industry, and has contributed to several research projects for the study and design of a metropolitan quantum key distribution (QKD) network.

He is currently assistant professor at the Applied Mathematics Department, , member of the research group on Quantum Information and Computation, and academic secretary of the research Center for Computational Simulation.

Quantum computers innovated by a Canadian D-wave company in collaboration with Google, NSA and Martin Lockheed seems to possess strong computational power as compared to existing machines.

This shows that if successfully implemented, it is expected that in future classical cryptographic algorithms including RSA will be broken and sensitive information will become insecure.

Quantum communications use a technology called quantum key distribution (QKD), which harnesses the subatomic properties of photons to “remove this weakest link of the current system”, says Grégoire Ribordy, co-founder and chief executive of ID Quantique, a quantum-cryptography company in Geneva, Switzerland.

The method allows a user to send a pulse of photons that are placed in specific quantum states that characterize the cryptographic key.

initially developed the optical communications (classical) system, took care of modifications and operations and organized the flight campaign, including airworthiness certification.

Both the US0-million Chinese initiative and the system tested in the latest study use QKD.

Such objectives could include, for example, a standard for combining a battle-tested conventional key-establishment algorithm with a quantum-safe key establishment protocol, other study items or pre-standards, etc.

In order to achieve these goals, stakeholders are encouraged to start new standardization work within ETSI (either new groups and/or expand the role of some existing groups).

This workshop will bring together the diverse communities that will need to co-operate to standardize and deploy the next-generation cryptographic infrastructure, in particular, one that will be secure against emerging quantum computing technologies.

In early 2013 the IQC and ETSI brought together the conventional cryptography community and the quantum cryptography community with the goal of developing a vision for how these communities could jointly make an effort to create a quantum-safe cryptographic environment.

Updating quantum cryptography and communications 2016