Cyber security firm’s globally respected cryptographers are working in league with world-leading research institutions to develop market-leading encryption technology.
DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has extended the depth of its research function with the addition of several globally respected cryptographers to its ranks. The firm is currently working in partnership with world-leading research institutions on developing the highest level cryptographic algorithms in an area known as post-quantum cryptography.
The team’s effort is fundamental to meeting the future requirements of asymmetric cryptography and transition to “Quantum Resistant” cryptographic algorithms that are expected to be resistant to cryptanalysis by quantum methods. Such algorithms will be adapted to various platforms and covers, and provide at least signatures, encryption, or key exchange.
Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Senior Vice President of Special Projects at DarkMatter said, “Recent ground breaking research efforts on electrons quantum behaviors, photons absorption based on shape and wavelength variability, and light-matter interactions patterns are strong indicators that quantum computers are a likely reality within the next five years. Hence, it is important to transition to post-quantum crypto as soon as possible, re-implement existing public key infrastructure and strengthen symmetric algorithms used. This will enable us to preserve the confidentiality of keys exchanged that are used for symmetric encryption, the security and authenticity of digital signatures, and the security of encryption. DarkMatter post-quantum crypto-focused research and development efforts will enable such a transition as we design, develop and implement algorithms, deployable on a wide range of platforms that provide signatures, encryption, and key exchange.”
The post-quantum crypto research team is also working in partnership with a number of leading research institutions, with globally-renowned cryptographers working as advisors, many of who are pioneers in the field. A further research team within DarkMatter is currently investigating advancements in “quantum technologies” such as Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Random Generators (QRNG) and their applied aspects within today’s and future platforms.