Month: February 2020

RSA World 2020 – QRNG based crypto keys

Creating my first Quantum Crypto keys. The QC hardware provides the entropy source for generation of a key, which is encapsulated using one of several available mechanisms. Key encapsulation mechanism chosen is was Classic McEliece. Keys were emailed to me after generation at the Cambridge Quantum Computing booth at RSA World 2020.

Quantum-Proof Cryptography with IronBridge, TKET and Amazon Braket

Cambridge Quantum Computing has developed the first provable QRNG, known as IronBridge, which uses quantum computers to generate unbiased private entropy. IronBridge generates cryptographic keys using this entropy, resulting in quantum-proof keys (for both classical and post-quantum algorithms).

Their paper on “Practical randomness and privacy amplification” –

Links on McEliece, Goppa codes, FrodoKEM and PQC –

FrodoKEM: : In 2016, Bos et al. proposed the key exchange scheme FrodoCCS, that is also a submission to the NIST post-quantum standardization process, modified as a key encapsulation mechanism (FrodoKEM). The security of the scheme is based on standard lattices
and the learning with errors problem

PQ Crypto Catalog:  has implementations of quantum-safe signature and KEM schemes submitted to NIST PQC standardization process