Intrinsic Quantum Randomness to be Used Against Cyberattacks

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An article written by AZoQuantum and posted on their website discussed how Qrypt, Inc. has just exclusively licensed a new form of cybersecurity technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), giving assurance to the promise of a much stronger defense against cyberattacks like those posed by quantum computing.

The company will integrate ORNL’s quantum random number generator (QRNG) into its existing encryption platform with the help of intrinsic quantum randomness to better develop unique and complex encryption keys that will allow near impenetrable communications.

With the rise of quantum computing is the development of new methods for a more innovative strategy that will solve some of the more pressing problems in the world. However, quantum computing will also make current encryption techniques obsolete and require a re-imagined strategy that will ensure improved data security.

Denis Mandich, the chief technology officer of Qrypt, said, “The cryptography we have developed is based on true quantum sources of entropy and is mathematically proven to be unbreakable—even in theory; that until recently, this class of technology was unavailable at the scale required to encrypt internet-sized datasets and simply relying on increasing the complexity of cryptographic algorithms has again proven to be a failing bet.”

One of the co-inventors of ORNL, Raphael Pooser, together with colleagues, harnessed quantum’s perfect randomness by creating a quantum random number generator that can detect the presence and overall characteristics of photons, also known as electromagnetic waves, which are streaming from a light source.

Pooser stated, “A field of quadrillions of photons are produced and pass through a beam splitter. Different from other QRNG technologies, our method does not require that we wait for a single photon to appear, but allow us to use the collective statistics of large numbers of them.”

Eventually, Qrypt will integrate ORNL’s new technology into a unique suite of quantum-resistant encryption techniques and technologies. The data that will be protected by using this new technology will be more secure against attacks by quantum computers or any new-age computational devices.