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An expert research society was established to study quantum computer security

박한철 2021-02-03 View. 20,704

An expert research society was established to study quantum computer security that can easily penetrate cryptographic systems used in e-commerce, etc.


KISTI announced on Feb. 01 that it will establish a “quantum security research group” in the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology and take the role of a secretary to research quantum and security technologies. 


Public-key cryptographic algorithms used for authentication and digital signatures in electronic financial transactions utilize prime factorization and discrete logarithm problems. The password needs solution to be solved and is highly safe cause it will take decades or more even with supercomputers around the world. However, a quantum computer that uses a quantum mechanical state in which 0 and 1 exist at the same time, rather than the binary systemof 0 and 1, can quickly solve the problem, raising security concerns.

 

On the 15th of last month, the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology established a quantum security research group for academic development between quantum and security technologies. The goal is to study quantum computer security technologies such as quantum distribution keys and quantum resistant encryption, and to present technical standards and directions. Participants of the research group decided to share related technologies and contribute to information exchange between industry-academia and research institutes by holding bilateral and security technology seminars and training. 



Jae-cheol Ryu, President of the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology(Professor of Computer Convergence, Chungnam National University) said, "Quantum and security technology area future technology that members of the society are very interested in and and we will also continue to provide support for the development of the quantum cryptography research conference.”


Seok Woo-jin, Director of the KISTI Science and Technology Research Network Center, who served as a secretary of the Quantum Security Research Group, said, "Through this research group, we will continue to strive to cooperate with participants and create research results so that quantum security technology can be incorporated into KISTI's national science and technology research network." .

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