Quantum Xchange, provider of the first quantum key distribution (QKD) network in the US, has announced its participation in the Hudson Institute´s Quantum Alliance Initiative (QAI) to recommend global standards for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) technologies, the company said.
The consortium of 18 companies, universities and entities from eight countries endeavors to foster more urgency among the cybersecurity industry to establish necessary standards for securing quantum communication.
In December 2018, the group developed the first proposal of global recommendations for QKD and QRNG technologies. Each member of the QAI, including Quantum Xchange, has voluntarily adopted these standards and will join the Hudson Institute to present the recommendations at the International Telecommunications Union´s Telecommunication Standardization Section (ITU-T) meeting in Geneva, scheduled for Jan. 22-30, 2019.
This work in quantum technology stems from the inevitable impact that achievements in quantum computing will have on national security and the economy. As such, quantum computing and quantum security must be viewed holistically and through a strategic security lens. Quantum Xchange recognized early that defensive quantum technologies were being largely ignored by technology heavyweights focused on the race for quantum computer supremacy.
The company´s innovative approach to solving the inherent challenges of modern-day encryption, combined with early market status, and the backing of advisors like Dr. Whitfield Diffie, who´s support demonstrates Quantum Xchange´s potential impact on the industry, positions Quantum Xchange to be a valuable and contributing member of the QAI.
As a provider of quantum encryption and secure communications, Quantum Xchange gives commercial enterprises and government agencies the ultimate defense to keep high-value data safe — today, tomorrow and in the future. Offering the first and only quantum-secured network in the United States, Quantum Xchange enables organizations to send infinitely secured data over long distances using the laws of quantum physics. To learn more about the future of security realized today, visit QuantumXC.com.