Cybersecurity is one of the top reasons business leaders across the globe are losing sleep at night. And all signs indicate that the source of their worries isn’t going away anytime soon.
Recent reports suggest that cybercrime will inflict damages totalling $6 trillion globally in 2021. And that figure is set to increase to a massive $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Meanwhile, the FBI reports that 2020 was the worst on record for victims of internet crime in the US.
We all know that data is the lifeblood of our digital economy. But the value it creates is matched commensurately by the level of cyber-risk it introduces. The amount of data that’s stored in the cloud will skyrocket to a jaw-dropping 100 zettabytes by 2025, translating to roughly half of the world’s data. In 2015, that figure was just 25%.
These impressive statistics are music to the ears of cybercriminals, who are working quietly in the background to find ways to exploit the data explosion to advance their nefarious agendas. More data means more opportunities for them to interfere with, compromise, and even hijack business-as-usual activity.
Even more concerning are recent reports that threat actors are leveraging advances in quantum computing, such as quantum annealers, to crack encryption that’s currently used to ensure network security and the confidentiality of our internet data, banking transactions, and emails.
Of the many ways that currently exist to secure data in transit, very few could survive even seconds of a sophisticated quantum attack.
How do we respond to these critical and soon to be urgent issues? Is it realistic to believe that we can harden our cyber-defenses not only against today’s threats but also those looming ominously on the horizon?
At Quantropi, we believe that protecting against today’s most pressing cybersecurity threats as well as the inevitability of quantum computing attacks requires a radical shift in mindset. Approaches that only focus on keeping data untouchable are no longer fit-for-purpose. We can’t simply keep adding sandbags to the shore, hoping it will keep back a relentless incoming tide.
If the next generation of cyber-defense is to be truly impenetrable over the longer term, it must be quantum-grade. We need to leverage quantum mechanics principles to transform data in a way that makes it fundamentally uninterpretable and uncrackable.
We call this “using quantum against quantum.” And we know it’s the only way we will ever comprehensively and permanently secure data at rest and in transit from unauthorized access and exploitation.
How the Power of Quantum Mechanics Tips the Scales…
Of course, many people might argue that while such a solution sounds good on paper, it would most likely be prohibitively expensive, require new dark fiber infrastructure, or otherwise be unfit for real-world applications.
At Quantropi, so strong is our belief that quantum is destined to become the bedrock of cyber-resilience that we’ve built our business on it.
We’ve already proven that it’s possible to create technology that’s 100% compatible with existing communications networks. Our enterprise-grade solution works over unlimited distances on existing network infrastructure, even the wireless Internet – even as that infrastructure continues to evolve. So now, anyone who relies on data exchange can have confidence that their information is – and always will be – secure.
It’s the responsible and obvious response to the pervasive scourge of cybercrime: simple to adopt, cost-effective, easy to deploy, and scalable over the longer term.
… By Building on 3 Fundamental Cryptographic Prerequisites
The thinking behind our approach is anchored in these three fundamentals of cryptography:
· Trust – We establish trust between any two parties via quantum-secure asymmetric MASQ™ encryption
· Uncertainty – Our symmetric QEEP™ encryption technologies create uncertainty for attackers, rendering data uninterpretable forever
· Entropy – We distribute Strong Entropy Quantum Random (SEQUR™) numbers to create the strong keys that enable secure data communications
At Quantropi, we’re on a quest to become the standard for quantum secure communications, no matter what the future network or threat may be.
Would you like to join us on the ride?
Why not get in touch today to find out how we can help?