Recently, Indian researchers from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru, in collaboration with a team from Canada’s University of Calgary devised a novel simulation ‘toolkit’ to help secure digital communication using end-to-end Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to confine a number of activities – especially in the financial, economic and business areas – to the digital space, the need for secure online communications is greater than ever. Therefore, the QKD toolkit (“qkdSim”) has come at a perfectly opportune time. Moreover, with the amount of attention QKD and Post-Quantum Cryptography continue to garner, this toolkit could be also highly influential in future, especially if its current scope and applicability are successfully expanded to include entanglement-based QKD protocols. This will also raise India’s profile in the ‘quantum country club’, more so if it forges partnerships with other like-minded countries like Canada.
Despite significant progress in making QKD more secure – by India and by other countries – its application in quantum-secure communications is still far in the future. This is because it continues to be problematic in terms of real-world feasibility, scalability and cost.
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