Protection against tomorrow’s quantum attacks
Quantum computers could one day become so powerful that they could break even the most sophisticated cryptography. This means that our internet communications and e-commerce will no longer be safe. Another future challenge is the threat posed by new environments such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and cryptocurrencies, where traditional cryptography is not enough. The EU-funded PARQ project is looking at lattices – whose study by mathematicians dates as far back as the early 1900s – for a solution. Specifically, the project will design lattice-based cryptography, widely considered to be resistant to quantum computers. The project will identify the best parallel and quantum algorithms for lattice problems, which are proving remarkably versatile as regards cryptography.
Fields of science
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencescomputer securitycryptography
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringcomputer hardwarequantum computers
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesdata sciencebig data
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