Trust in current encryption is dwindling
Against the background of the latest technical and social developments, however, trust in current encryption methods based on mathematics is increasingly dwindling. “This uncertainty can hinder growth,” Tünnermann says. “Overcoming it, on the contrary, can become a locational advantage and a unique selling point of a data room in Germany and Europe.”
To this end, the "QuNET" program, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and three major German research communities -- the Fraunhofer Society, the German Aerospace Center and the Max Planck Society -- is focusing on researching quantum communication in order to establish the latest communication standards. The laws of quantum physics make it possible to place the security of data networks on a new foundation.