WATERLOO, Ontario (June 20, 2019) – Mark Pecen, chief operating officer of ISARA Corp., has been re-elected chairman of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute’s (ETSI) Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group focused on setting standards for the implementation and deployment of quantum-safe cryptography to protect data and critical systems from a quantum computer enabled attack.
CFAIL is a conference for papers that describe “instructive failures or not-yet-successes” in cryptography. This paper presents our partially successful attempt to generalize the Learning With Errors (LWE) problem to general groups in order to create lattice-like public-key encryption algorithms in other environments. In the pursuit of this goal, we define the Learning Homomorphisms with Noise (LHN) problem, describe a new public-key encryption scheme, and present sample instantiations of this protocol using polynomial rings and isogenies. However, we show that these instantiations, as well as any other instantiation based on commutative groups, cannot be used to obtain a quantum-safe encryption scheme. The problem of finding an efficiently computable quantum-safe instantiation of our generalized LWE problem is still open.
Strategic Innovation Fund award of $7.2 million joins Silicon Valley venture capital to build agile quantum-safe security solutions.
Our team at ISARA was recently awarded further funds for our research and development of quantum-safe cryptography and agile technologies. In this blog post, Mike Brown shares how this funding will support ISARA’s corporate goals.
On April 18th, 2019 Minister Navdeep Bains announced that the Canadian federal government is investing $41 million to support the organizations at Quantum Valley Investments with ISARA receiving $7.2 million.
Quantum computing and the threat it poses to current public key cryptography is gaining awareness amongst security professionals. However, there’s uncertainty around the actual effect it’ll have on today’s cybersecurity measures, when to start preparing, and what steps can be taken today to protect critical assets. Executives and their teams are looking for information that cuts through the hype and provides them with practical and realistic actions that they can take today to start preparing. This is why we’ve collaborated with Dr. Arthur Herman at the Hudson Institute to create the Executive’s Guide to Quantum Computing and Quantum-secure Cybersecurity.
On March 7, ISARA Corporation’s Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Mike Brown, was invited to join The Georgian Impact Podcast hosted by Jon Prial. This podcast allows entrepreneurs to recognize opportunities and threats that they are facing in the technology industry.
On March 19-21, the Inside Quantum Technologies Conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts. During this event, Paul Lucier, VP of Sales & Business Development at ISARA Corporation, spoke about quantum encryption markets.