The ability to communicate securely is more important than ever to society and industry to thwart the current threat posed by future quantum computers. Applications and communications handling high-value assets or requiring long-term protection needs to be equipped with quantum-safe security enhancements as soon as possible and building readiness for a secure quantum internet to build next generation quantum-safe applications and services is our mission.
The NQSN will support the realization of Singapore’s quantum internet infrastructure and quantum-secure data space, called the National Quantum-safe Network. The project is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) over the next three years and will deploy commercial technologies for trials with government agencies and private companies, do in-depth evaluation of the security of the systems, and develop guidelines to support companies in adopting such technologies. It aims to establish a nation-wide platform for partners and a field-deployed testbed for exploring quantum-safe communication technologies, evaluate its security and to demonstrate the integration of quantum-safe applications, best practices and use cases.