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Data Protection

How quantum physics can make encryption stronger

As quantum computing matures, it's going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it -- and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there's still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he's fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.

Vikram Sharma uses quantum technology to strengthen cryptographic key management and encryption.

Vikram Sharma is the founder and CEO of Canberra- based QuintessenceLabs, or Q-Labs, which uses quantum technology to strengthen cryptographic key management and encryption, an urgent need in this era of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. One of Westpac’s high-potential Businesses of Tomorrow, Q-Labs uses the world’s fastest random-number generator to create the strongest possible encryption keys, and integrates them into advanced key management and encryption capabilities, protecting banks, governments, and other security-aware enterprises around the globe.

Previously, Sharma founded two successful information-technology start-ups. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Quantum Physics from ANU, as well as a Master of Science in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University. He received the Pearcey State Award for Entrepreneurship in 2013.



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