(MiamiHerald) PQSecure has continued to rack up government support for its research as well as garner interest from major corporations in the year since it won the trade and logistics vertical in the Miami Herald’s 2019 Startup Pitch Competition.
The “PQ” in PQSecure stands for “post-quantum.” It’s a term for a computer security process that can protect current computers and devices against attacks from more powerful quantum computers.
The National Science Foundation awarded PQSecure a $750,000 grant in September in the prestigious Small Business Innovation Research category. PQSecure is also a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, a group formed by The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to “expand U.S. leadership in global quantum research and development and the emerging quantum industry in computing, communications and sensing.”
The company is currently prototyping its product for Amazon and Intel.
NOTE: Dr. Azarderakhsh will speak on Panel 4: Post-Quantum Encryption Software at 4:25 pm on April 2, 2020 at IQT’s event “The Future of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking, and Quantum Sensors” Conference in New York City.