Vancouver, Canada, Aachen, Germany (May 15, 2019) – evolutionQ, provider of quantum-safe security solutions, Utimaco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and the Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project announced the successful demonstration of quantum-resistant cryptography running on an Utimaco CryptoServer. The Open Quantum Safe project is an open-source cryptography toolkit composed of post-quantum cryptographic algorithms from various cybersecurity companies and universities. These cryptographic algorithms are currently being evaluated by the NIST Post-Quantum Standardization Process.
“The complete range of Utimaco HSMs — from the most powerful HSM in the cloud to the free HSM simulator – are all based on the most versatile, future-proof crypto programming platform in the market: Utimaco CryptoServer”, says Thorsten Groetker, Utimaco’s CTO. “I am excited to work with leading experts in the post-quantum crypto field, like Michele Mosca, enabling our customers to experience true crypto agility en route to quantum-safe cyber security solutions.”
“It is critical that companies who rely on cybersecurity products like HSMs start planning their upgrade path to use cryptography that is resilient to attacks by quantum computation.”, said Michele Mosca, CEO and Co-Founder of evolutionQ. “The Open Quantum Safe project is an excellent and freely available resource to help companies upgrade to post-quantum cryptography in their cybersecurity systems. evolutionQ was able to demonstrate the versatility of libOQS by running it within the security perimeter of the Utimaco CryptoServer. Cryptography is used everywhere, it protects connected cars, smart homes, connected medical devices and critical infrastructure. It is important that organizations start to evaluate their readiness to shift to quantum-safe cryptography.”
“Public key cryptography is essential in securing all Internet communications.” said Douglas Stebila, head of the Open Quantum Safe project. “For example, the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol uses public key cryptography to protect every “https” web page for entering passwords or credit card numbers. However, most of today’s public key algorithms used in practice are based on mathematical problems — such as factoring, discrete logarithms, or elliptic curves — which could be broken by a quantum computer. The Open Quantum Safe project contains only cryptography that is designed to be resistant to quantum computational attacks.”
To learn more about the Open Quantum Safe project running on the Utimaco CryptoServer and see the demonstration, please contact Utimaco or evolutionQ.
Cybersecurity gains dramatically in importance throughout all industries. For over 35 years now, Utimaco products have been protecting people around the world against terrorism and organized crime and have secured private and sensitive data against theft or abuse.
For this Utimaco has been developing hardware-based, high-security appliances (Hardware Security Modules) and compliance solutions for telecommunication provider regulations (lawful interception and data retention). Customers and partners of Utimaco in all parts of the world trust the company’s long-term, proven reliability and investment protection, as well as its many certified IT security standards. Utimaco stands for recognized product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and trusted high security — made in Germany.
From Quantum Vulnerable to Quantum-Safe, evolutionQ is leading the way. Our product and service offerings are designed to help keep organizations informed, prepared, and safe against the rapidly evolving quantum threat. evolutionQ promotes sensible and orderly migration to Quantum-Safe cybersecurity systems with a primary focus on immediate exposures in financial and government sectors.
To learn more, visit us at www.evolutionQ.com
The Open Quantum Safe Project is an open-source software initiative led by the University of Waterloo that aims to support the development and prototyping of cryptography that resists attacks by quantum computers. All our development is done on GitHub. We welcome contributions of new implementations and algorithms, integrations of libOQS into new applications and protocols, wrappers of libOQS into language-specific libraries and help with code review and analysis.
To learn more, visit us at openquantumsafe.org