13 Jul 2022 2 min read

QuSecure PQC Now Protecting Legacy Systems at U.S. Government Site

Dan O’Shea | Inside QUuantum Technology| 13 July 2022

QuSecure is honored to be mentioned in this article from Inside Quantum Technology written by Dan O’Shea. The article begins with the announcement that the U.S. federal government has begun orchestrating the world’s first-ever post-quantum encryption communication over a government network by using QuSecure’s QuProtect post-quantum cryptography (PQC) solution.

Highlights of this article include:

  • This announcement comes just one week after the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled its initial PQC encryption and digital signature standards, just two weeks after QuSecure landed a rare and coveted Small Business Innovation Research Phase III procurement contract from the federal government. The deployment is a direct result of that contract arrangement.
  • QuSecure’s PQC algorithm is being used by the U.S. government on its legacy systems at a combined Air Force, Space Force and NORAD location.
  • QuProtect’s quantum tunnel has enabled a “quantum-resilient deployment with 100% uptime protecting data that previously used standard encryption, with no increased bandwidth or latency issues,” the company said.
  • “Data currently being transmitted cannot be decrypted by others unless they have the QuProtect system, and any adversary collecting the protected data to store will be unlikely to decrypt it in the future, even with a quantum computer.”
  • The article also includes a quote from QuSecure Head of Federal Operations, Pete Ford, “This is extremely significant because the U.S. Government has not employed a post-quantum communications channel on premises before.”

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