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QuNET research initiative

We are involved in research: How does quantum technology provide more security? 

dacoso is part of the QuNET research initiative, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim of the project is to research highly secure communication systems based on state-of-the-art quantum technology. Within the subgroup "Interoperable Secure Quantum Key Management System" (ISQKMS), our part is to contribute experience in system integration of quantum secure encryption solutions and to test new approaches in our TestLab in Langen.  

"Store now, decrypt later" 

Hackers are already storing confidential data that they can later decode using extremely powerful quantum computers. This is a security risk for sensitive data with long confidentiality periods. The institutes and companies involved in QuNET have been tasked with developing solutions that will enable companies and government agencies to protect themselves from this data misuse as quickly as possible. As one of the first providers in Germany, dacoso was quick to introduce approaches from quantum mechanics: with Quantum Key Distribution for optical connections and Post Quantum Cryptography (https://www.dacoso.com/optical-networks/solutions/encrypted-networks/) for all types of transmission, we are already offering our customers the possibility of future-proofing their data. "What we have learned and know here, we are now contributing to the research project," explains Dr. Thomas Lebeth, who is responsible for Optical Networks and the new encryption approaches at our company. "At the same time, we are trying out new solutions in our lab together with our research partners: We are recreating key distribution with our project partners using the latest key management systems and simulating possible attack scenarios." The new developments are based on the high standards of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The QuNET project is being led by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the German Aerospace Center and the Max Planck Society. More information at  https://www.qunet-initiative.de/