Inside Quantum Technology

QNu Labs Uses Quantum-Safe Cryptographic Keys To Ensure Unconditional Security

(ExpressComputer) Incubated at IIT-Madras, QNu Labs is focused on building quantum resilience to protect the customer’s critical data that has led to the creation of the Proprietary Quantum Secure Platform. Their key aim is to provide unconditional security.
With the interim budget allocating an amount of Rs. 8000 crores over a period of 5 years for the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications, QNu Labs is the enabler of the Quantum physics ecosystem in India and they also intend to represent Indian Quantum physics ecosystem globally.
They focus on providing a new paradigm in encrypting keys by using quantum physics principles that are focused on security for the cloud and internet space.
Sunil Gupta, co-founder and CEO, QNu Labs is interviewed for the following article.
QNu labs does not use classical methods for encrypting keys, but instead provide a new paradigm for the same by leveraging the principles of quantum physics. The current public-key encryption method is exposed and highly vulnerable to quantum computers. Hackers are now incentivised to carry out the ‘Harvest Now, Decrypt Later’ attack wherein they copy and store encrypted data and decrypt it at a later stage.
QNu Labs, is the first company in India to offer commercially available Quantum-Safe Security products: the Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) called Tropos and the Quantum Key Distribution System (QKD) called Armos. With this, we aim to address the increasing issues around data security and privacy which is a key concern for enterprises, governments, and defence organisations across the world.
This unique technology offers enable a pair of quantum-safe cryptographic keys between two remote parties through an exchange of encoded quantum bits (qubits), which are unhackable, by virtue of the laws of quantum physics.

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