IDEMIA announces quantum-safe algorithm on 5G SIM Card

By IQT News posted 21 Dec 2021

(Idemia) IDEMIA has announced the implementation of a Quantum-Safe algorithm on a 5G SIM card that protects data and subscriber privacy from a quantum computer threat.
In what Ideamia says is “A world first in telecommunications”, the Quantum-Safe 5G SIM card uses a quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithm shortlisted by NIST* as a candidate for the first standard devised to protect against the threat of a quantum attack.

IDEMIA is currently working with some the world’s key mobile operators to continue exploring solutions, and research that protects the telecom industry from quantum attacks.

“The quantum revolution is a tremendous opportunity that will play a promising role in many industries on the condition of anticipating risks. We’re preparing today the technological vaccines for tomorrow, in particular to maintain security of critical systems and data protected by cryptography,” said Marc Bertin, CTO SET at IDEMIA.

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