(MiamiHerald) PQSecure Technologies’ quantum defense system won the Trade & Logistics vertical in the Miami Herald’s 2019 Startup Pitch Competition’s Community Track.
PQSecure is positioning itself as a software and hardware company at the bleeding edge of cyber security. The team behind the company were nurtured by Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway in Boca Raton. The team includes four Ph.D.’s — several teach at FAU — and Ron Tarro, former CEO of Delray Beach-based hospitality software group SDD, which was acquired in 2014 by Broad Soft.
PQSecure’s website explains, “We provide efficient software libraries for quantum-safe solutions in resource-constrained embedded devices such as IoTs. We provide hand-optimized lower level programing solutions and IPs.” PQSecure has already received $225,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation. It also has three high-level tech firms on board as advisers, including Microsoft. It’s also submitted software for evaluation to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Washington agency’s post-quantum cryptography efforts.