RealNews

'Hack-Proof' Cryptography Goes Quantum

Toshiba researchers demonstrate secure comms over 100km for the first time. Researchers have developed new technology that could allow companies to implement hack-proof communications in three years. The technology, based on quantum cryptography, was demonstrated by Toshiba Research Europe this week working over distances of 100km for the first time. Research laboratory group leader Andrew Shields explained that the technology will be applicable for large organisations such as banks and government departments needing highly secure links between local sites. “Delivering commercially available quantum cryptography will be a major weapon in the drive to ensure complete security for electronic communications,” he said. Quantum cryptography allows users on an optical network to guarantee security by encoding each transmitted bit with a single particle of light. Commercial products could be available in less than three years, according to Shields. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.