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Quantum News Briefs: April 2, 2024: Cisco, Fortinet, Nokia join Singtel in quantum security initiative; BTQ Technologies Corp. Partners with the Australian Quantum Software Network to Advance Quantum Computing and Security; McWhorter Family Trust Works to Combine Quantum Computing with Luxury Spas and Resorts

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By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 02 Apr 2024

Quantum News Briefs: April 2, 2024: 

Cisco, Fortinet, Nokia join Singtel in quantum security initiative

In a strategic move to bolster Singapore’s cyber defense capabilities against quantum threats, Singtel has announced partnerships with Cisco, Fortinet, and Nokia under three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). These collaborations are set to enhance the Quantum-Safe Network (QSN) development, a project commissioned by the government with a deadline set for mid-2024. Utilizing quantum key distribution, Singtel’s QSN will offer quantum security solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into the existing network and enterprise security infrastructures. Through this initiative, businesses will have access to advanced protection tools, including Cisco’s routing platforms, Fortinet’s firewalls, and Nokia’s optical devices. This national strategic initiative, which also sees Singtel collaborating with government agencies like the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX), aims to prepare Singapore for emerging quantum threats over the next decade, marking a significant step forward in the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness.

BTQ Technologies Corp. Partners with the Australian Quantum Software Network to Advance Quantum Computing and Security

BTQ Logo (CNW Group/BTQ Technologies Corp.)

BTQ Technologies Inc., a prominent player in the global quantum technology market, has partnered with the Australian Quantum Software Network (AQSN), a not-for-profit initiative to drive quantum software development in Australia. This collaboration focuses on creating open-source quantum computing software, such as quantum compilers and resource estimators, to bolster advancements in quantum applications. This venture aligns with BTQ’s project QByte, enhancing efforts in quantum error correction and algorithms for quantum-enhanced communications. Dr. Gavin Brennen of BTQ has been named co-director of AQSN, alongside academic leaders from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Australia, positioning the AQSN as a future cornerstone in the international quantum technology sphere.

McWhorter Family Trust Works to Combine Quantum Computing with Luxury Spas and Resorts

The McWhorter Family Trust, synonymous with luxury investment, is spearheading a new venture in the luxury wellness chateau and resort domain, leveraging quantum computing and advanced technology to redefine industry standards. This initiative aims to blend traditional luxury with cutting-edge innovation, offering unmatched experiences to a discerning clientele. By incorporating quantum computing, the project promises to elevate every aspect of the guest experience, from custom wellness plans powered by quantum algorithms to eco-friendly practices underpinned by quantum-inspired design. With features like personalized health monitoring and innovative wellness technologies, these luxury wellness estates are poised to become icons of elegance and holistic well-being. Carter McWhorter articulates this vision as a redefinition of elite luxury wellness, targeting an exclusive clientele that values transformative health and wellness experiences within an unparalleled luxury setting. The McWhorter Family Trust’s foray into this niche exemplifies its dedication to excellence, innovation, and sustainability, setting new benchmarks for luxury hospitality and wellness.

Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is the Managing Editor at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Ars Technica, and more.

Categories: cybersecurity, networks, quantum computing, research

Tags: BTQ, Cisco, Fortinet, McWhorter Family Trust, Nokia, Singtel

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