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BlackBerry to Add Quantum-Resistant Server to Cybersecurity Platform

October 04, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

BlackBerry, gone from the smartphone business but growing revenue 15 percent per year in security software development and licensing, is moving into securing the quantum computing world. The Canadian IT provider revealed Oct. 4 at its annual Security Summit here that it is adding a quantum-resistant code-signing server to its lineup of cryptography tools. The new product will allow software to be digitally signed using a scheme that will be hard to break with a quantum computer, CTO Charles Eagan told eWEEK and a group of IT analysts. “Quantum computing will solve groundbreaking problems in health care, transportation, astrophysics, government, and many other fields; however, it also gives bad actors the potential to crack traditional public key cryptosystems and then attack the underlying data they protect,” Eagan said.