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Whitewood develops technology that applies quantum mechanics to the problem of generating perfect (i.e. unguessable) random numbers for use in encryption and other types of cryptography.


  • Using quantum entropy to help generate true random numbers for encryption keys represents a rare opportunity for defenders to get ahead of the game for existing applications.

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  • Describes the importance of and challenges related to generating true random numbers.
  • Explains how quantum mechanics can help in this scenario.

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  • What risks will quantum computers represent for IT security?
  • What is entropy and why is it important in encryption key generation?

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