Qrypt, a pioneer in quantum-secure encryption, has announced the successful completion of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Los Alamos National Labs (LANL). This partnership signifies a critical milestone in taking quantum randomness, an essential foundation of future security measures, from theoretical research to practical, commercial use.
Fundamentally, digital security relies on the unpredictability of random numbers used in encryption. Regular methods often fail to generate this level of unpredictability, consequently creating patterns that potential threats may exploit, potentially compromising sensitive personal data or intellectual property. In response, Qrypt's innovative solution harnesses the inherent unpredictability of quantum mechanics to produce truly random numbers.
Qrypt is harnessing photon bunching, a LANL breakthrough, advancing provable Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) technology to ensure trust and verifiability distinctives in the field of quantum randomness. These advancements are crucial for enhancing Qrypt's quantum entropy and key generation services, echoing LANL's commitment to national security through continuous innovative solutions, and protecting data from potential threats of quantum computing.
The newly developed Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG) technology bolsters Qrypt's Quantum Entropy service, in conjunction with its Quantum Key Generation services. This combined approach delivers high-quality entropy to Hardware Security Modules and key management systems which consequently ensure the production of secure encryption keys. This method of entropy generation guarantees reliable cryptographic security by preventing the prediction of patterns.
"The successful completion of our CRADA with LANL is of pivotal importance. It ensures the security of encryption via raw quantum randomness," affirmed Denis Mandich, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Qrypt. He also stressed Qrypt's commitment to address the critical need for an unpredictable random number generation system and their dedication to transparency.
Building on the partnership with LANL, Qrypt employs a technique known as photon bunching which advances QRNG by isolating the quantum effect essential for determining the system's minimum entropy. This marks an essential aspect of generating truly unpredictable numbers, and by revealing these min-entropy values, Qrypt ensures trust and verifiability, a unique feature in quantum randomness.
Dr. Raymond Newell, a senior scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, highlighted the importance of the cutting-edge techniques used in this collaborative venture. "This technology uses the irreducible randomness of quantum processes to provide exceptional security assurances," he clarified. Newell also hailed the efficacy of the cryptographic systems that rely on the strong foundation of physical laws, providing novel solutions to burgeoning cybersecurity threats.
Qrypt continues to develop partnerships with renowned research labs to enhance its quantum-secure solutions. Earlier in February 2023, the firm announced the successful deployment of a US-designed and manufactured QRNG developed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.