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Cybersecurity Leaders Unite to Develop Large-Scale Quantum Security Solutions

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Insider Brief

  • Industry leaders are joining forces to develop robust solutions to preserve data security and privacy in the quantum era.
  • The Hyperform consortium unites several leading players in cybersecurity and post-quantum: IDEMIA Secure Transactions, CryptoNext, Atempo, Prim’X,  Synacktiv, CEA Leti,  INRIA and ANSSI.
  • The consortium is funded by the French government investment plan France 2030.

PRESS RELEASE — As the cybersecurity landscape evolves with the looming threat of quantum computing, industry leaders are joining forces to develop robust solutions. The Hyperform consortium unites several leading players in cybersecurity and post-quantum: IDEMIA Secure Transactions, project coordinator and a leading provider of secure solutions, CryptoNext, a provider of post quantum cryptography remediation solutions, Atempo. a provider of data protection solutions, Prim’X, a software publisher of encryption solutions, Synacktiv, an offensive security company and licensed testing laboratory (CESTI), CEA Leti, a global leader in miniaturization technologies enabling smart, energy-efficient and secure solutions for industry, INRIA, the French national institute for digital science and technology, with world-class researchers in cryptography and secure implementation, and the French cybersecurity agency (ANSSI), who will supervise the security and performance assessment of the solution.

Funded by the French government investment plan France 2030, and credits from the European Union, the consortium is a key element in the development of European sovereignty in post-quantum cryptography.

A sovereign quantum-safe offering at the forefront of global industrial research

The arrival of the quantum computer will jeopardize the security of sensitive data. The objective of Hyperform is to design quantum-safe solution that will protect government, enterprise and citizen data from the threat of quantum computer. The consortium will set up a complete demonstrator for cloud data storage, documents archiving and online collaboration, based on sovereign encryption software used to protect the most critical information.

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With more than 7.5 million euros invested by the consortium, France 2030 and the European Union, and 29 experts recruited, the Hyperform consortium has very strong ambitions. Over the next three years, the Hyperform consortium will work to develop quantum-safe components so that service providers – including banks, governments, and software companies – can ensure unrivalled data security for their end-user services. The first end-to-end solutions will have the potential to set the standard for the whole industry.

As part of this project, the consortium will develop a next generation quantum-safe chip and create post-quantum cryptographic libraries, enhancing payment transactions as well as identity document reading.

In order to facilitate the transition to these advanced security measures, existing cybersecurity software will be modified. The performance and security of these new solutions will be assessed under the supervision of the ANSSI security agency.

“True to our commitment to provide service providers with state-of-the-art security services, we are very proud to lead the Hyperform consortium. This collaborative project highlights our shared expertise in post-quantum technologies and our joint commitment to crafting solutions that meet industry demands. By working hand-in-hand with the ecosystem, we will be able to develop a robust quantum-safe framework, driving co-innovation and industry-wide progress,” says Marc BERTIN, Chief Technology Officer at IDEMIA Secure Transactions.

With a global team of 800 experts in research and development, IDEMIA Secure Transactions stands at the forefront of technology, particularly in post-quantum cryptography, as a world-leading authority. The company has been a trailblazer in the advancement of post-quantum algorithms and notably, in 2022, achieved a milestone by introducing the first quantum-resistant 5G SIM. The Division recently unveiled the first crypto-agility solution that will enable service providers of secure products to future-proof the security of their products in the post-quantum era.

Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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