IBM to Provide Quantum-safe Cryptography Services on Public Cloud in 2020

IBM to Provide Quantum-safe Cryptography Services on Public Cloud in 2020 Image Credit: IBM Research

IBM announced that it will begin to provide, what the industry would call, quantum-safe cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020 and is now offering a Quantum Risk Assessment from IBM Security to help customers assess their risk in the quantum world.

Additionally, IBM claims that its cryptographers have prototyped the world's first quantum computing safe enterprise class tape, an important step before commercialization.

IBM is also committed to making quantum-safe algorithms available through the open source community. As an industry, we can only become secure if new quantum-safe algorithms are tested, interoperable and easily consumable in common security standards. To this end, IBM is donating algorithms and support to a number of open source projects such as OpenQuantumSafe.org.

These new services and technologies are building on IBM's leading position in quantum computing and leverage decades of research in cryptography to protect data at rest and in motion. IBM said it first made quantum computers available through its public cloud in May 2016 with the IBM Q Experience platform. 

Harish Grama, GM, IBM Cloud
Starting in 2020, IBM Cloud will roll out new services that will help keep data secured and private from the emerging cybersecurity challenges presented by future quantum computers.

Vadim Lyubashevsky, Cryptographer, IBM Research
Our jointly developed quantum-safe algorithms, part of a lattice cryptography suite called CRYSTALS, are based on the hardness of mathematical problems that have been studied since the 1980's and have not succumbed to any algorithmic attacks, either classical or quantum. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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