QuSecure’s Platform Supports NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Algorithms
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 6, 2022 – QuSecure, Inc., a leader in post-quantum cybersecurity (PQC), announced its QuProtect The PQC solution supports all post-quantum cryptography algorithms selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for standardization in PQC solutions. QuProtect is the industry’s first end-to-end PQC software solution uniquely designed to protect encrypted communications and data with quantum resilience using quantum secure channels. Its proven and scalable orchestrated PQC solution with continuous availability provides public and private enterprises with a secure, comprehensive, and simple solution for quantum security for today’s and tomorrow’s threats.
As announced today, NIST has officially selected the new encryption algorithms as part of their post-quantum crypto standard. These encryption tools were chosen to protect digital systems, networks, and devices from today’s threats, store now decrypt later attacks on sensitive data, and future quantum computing hacks. For general encryption on secure websites, NIST has selected the CRYSTALS-Kyber (commonly referred to as Kyber) algorithm for key encapsulation. As Kyber was considered a leader in efficiency prior to NIST standardization, QuSecure used Kyber in the US government’s first post-quantum communications demonstration since June 21. QuProtect was deployed to establish a post-quantum communication channel and protected US government airspace data with 100% availability using the now standard Kyber cryptosystem.
“Having been involved in post-quantum cybersecurity since 2018, we’ve seen NIST shorten the timeline for its decision on quantum resilient cryptography from 2024 to July 5,” said Skip Sanzeri, co-founder and COO of QuSecure. “Pulling back the schedule is a direct response to the growing urgency of the quantum threat and the need to normalize resources to deal with it. We overwhelmingly applaud this move by NIST as it encourages US government entities and commercial enterprises to move faster towards post-quantum cryptography as data is harvested today for future decryption. Given that much of our data must remain secure for 25, 50 or even 75 years, it is strongly recommended that large organizations begin the post-quantum cybersecurity upgrade process as soon as possible, especially now that standards have been established. White House memos this year and NIST’s accelerated standardization, combined with the international race for quantum advantage, underscore the importance for government and business to begin this cycle of network upgrades immediately.
“From day one, we designed QuProtect to be crypto nimble,” said Rebecca Krauthamer, co-founder and chief product officer of QuSecure. “This means that our software implements all of the fourth-round finalists and standards that were selected today by NIST and allows the customer to trade one for the other without interrupting system and network performance. Some algorithms are more efficient in certain environments, and other algorithms may still be proven crackable and removed from NIST standards. By selecting both a set of standards and additional finalists, NIST says this process will continue to evolve as we learn more and test these deployed algorithms in real-world scenarios. For this reason, adopting an agile crypto solution is essential. We’ve known these standards were coming for some time, and QuSecure, by design, was designed to be the “easy button” to make this upgrade for business and government. »
For the first time, QuProtect enables organizations to leverage quantum resilient technology to help prevent today’s cyber attacks, while future-proofing networks and preparing for post-quantum cyber threats. It provides quantum resilient cryptography, anytime, anywhere and on any device. QuProtect uses an end-to-end Quantum Security-as-a-Service (QSaaS) architecture that addresses the most vulnerable aspects of the digital ecosystem, uniquely combining zero-trust keys, next-generation post-quantum cryptography, of quantum strength, high availability, easy deployment, and active defense in a comprehensive, interoperable cybersecurity suite. The end-to-end approach is designed around the entire data lifecycle as data is stored, communicated and used.
QuProtect is the industry’s most advanced PQC solution, delivering quantum resilience for many of today’s critical use cases, including networking, IoT, edge devices, and even satellite communications. QuProtect can be hosted on-premises or via the cloud, providing the most compatible solution to the post-quantum problem, solving today’s complex compliance challenges, such as bring your own device (BYOD) policies and home work. An organization can implement PQC on all network devices with minimal disruption to existing systems, protecting against current and future quantum attacks that could irreparably disrupt industries and infrastructure in government and commercial sectors.
QuSecure is a post-quantum cybersecurity leader with a mission to protect enterprise and government data against quantum and classical cybersecurity threats. Its patent-pending quantum safe solutions provide an easy transition path to quantum resilience in any organization. The Company’s QuProtect solution is the industry’s first PQC software platform uniquely designed to protect encrypted communications and data with quantum resilience using a quantum secure channel. QuSecure currently has customer deployments in Banking/Finance, Healthcare, Space/Satellite, Computing/Data, Data Centers, and various Department of Defense agencies. QuSecure is backed by investors and has offices in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.qusecure.com.