Communications privacy in the quantum era

17 June 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS and Theme Leader at the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory, highlighted that Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) offers an alternative to encryption techniques which are “quantum safe”. He also shared that CQT researchers pioneered the development of entanglement-based key distribution and are collaborating with the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory to prepare local optical fibre for QKD technology, aimed at securing critical infrastructure and sensitive communications.