Technological background

The emergence of Quantum Information Technology (QIT) is probably one of the most important scientific milestones in recent decades. The transmission and processing of quantum information will not only change the ways in which human beings communicate: it will open up a series of unthinkable possibilities in terms of computational capabilities, with the effect that this entails in society. Among the advantages, there is the processing power of a quantum computer, which thanks to the quantum parallelism is able to solve hard computer problems in a fraction of time. Furthermore, the use of quantum states establishes a new paradigm of information protection thanks to quantum encryption protocols.

On the other hand the challenges are proportional: understanding other laws of physics, solving problems such as scalability or fragility of information, and interface and compatibility with the currently available technologies (classical computing, fiber optic communication, Internet of Things, etc.). In addition, the appearance of Quantum Computers puts at risk some of the most common postulates used for cryptographic systems (see NIST, ETSI reports), implying a paradigm shift in computer security strategies  which needs to be understood and addressed imminently.

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Moreover, IoT (Internet of Things) is a trend that is gradually becoming a reality. More and more devices will be connected to the network acquiring information about our daily work and productive processes. In addition, these elements could carry out actions that perhaps, in the wrong hands, could cause harm to processes and even, people. Therefore, maintaining processes and devices connected to a high level of security considering quantum technologies  has become necessary.

Post-quantum means being prepared for quantum threats. However there are different scenarios for achieving this. For instance, QKD (Quantum Key Distribution), might require dedicated infrastructure for sending very sensitive quantum information. Our post-quantum solutions point towards crypto-agile technological adaptation following closely the most recent advances in quantum-safe cryptography. without requiring fundamental changes in the standard network infrastructure, for easy incorporation and  increased security. 

Our devices also contribute to the deployment of IoT , whose biggest challenge is security. For this purpose we also target low-energy consumption and small form factor devices, fostering scalability.

 

 Furthermore, GoQuantum includes quantum technology as a part of its core,  by using Quantum Random Number Generators. Based on quantum-photonic detection, QRNGs produce high quality true random numbers, used for unpredictable hardware key generation  to avoid possible security flaws offered by pseudo-random generators found in most devices (periodical functions based on algorithms).

Especially as these problems become more critical on reduced-scale processors,such as the ones used for IoT and portable  technologies.

 

We invite you to visit our Prototypes and Services sections to learn more about our devices and technological solutions.