In a recent podcast hosted by the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins of WTOP News, discusses the super-powerful quantum computer and the steps to encrypt data.
As an expert in the quantum industry, John Prisco, CEO of Quantum Xchange explains how quantum keys are made. Prisco describes the quantum key as made of light and if someone interrupts the fiber optic, it would dislodge the photons that make up the key renders the key useless. According to Prisco, such an intrusion would be easily detected.
With fiber-optic stretching from New York to New Jersey, the quantum network is in progress and plans to stretch from Boston to Washington DC.
Listen to the complete audio: National Academy of Engineering, Engineering Innovation – Quantum Key