This technology is a cryptographic method providing a new level of security for key-pair validation, securing both traditional and quantum-resistant protocols for key establishment.
Public key validation is a well-known security practice for modern key establishment protocols. While necessary in many proposed post-quantum systems, post-quantum cryptographic algorithms generally do not support direct public key validation. Migrations of modern Internet peer-to-peer communication protocols, such as Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) to quantum-resistant technology will require a new key validation technique to be secure.
Potential applications include secure communications (messaging, web browsing, voice-over-IP) and online commerce or shopping websites.
- US patent 9,635,003 available for license
- Potential for collaboration with NSA scientists and engineers