WHITE PAPERS

STRENGTHENING THE SECURITY FOUNDATION OF CRYPTOGRAPHY WITH WHITEWOOD’S QUANTUM-POWERED ENTROPY ENGINE

This white paper addresses the fundamental questions about entropy. What role does it play in creating random numbers, how can it be measured and how can the various methods for generating entropy be compared? The white paper is authored by Richard Hughes and Jane Northolt, the co-founders and co-leaders of the Quantum Communications team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The paper provides technical details on how quantum mechanics is the truest form of entropy generation and considers the benefits of new techniques such as photon bunching. Finally, the paper describes the architecture of the high performance Whitewood quantum-powered random number generator, the Entropy Engine.

View the recorded webinar of Richard Hughes presenting this white paper.

UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING ENTROPY AND RANDOM DATA

This white paper, authored by Bruce Potter, the CTO of KEYW Corporation and founder of Ponte Technologies and the Shmoo Group, presents new research into how random numbers are generated and consumed in common deployment models. The research measured the performance of capturing entropy in Linux based systems running in both bare metal and virtualized environments as well as Android devices. The white paper also describes the results of measuring the use of random numbers by OpenSSL and highlights controversial findings about how applications compete for available entropy and how current re-seeding approaches can lead to potential vulnerabilities.

View the recorded webinar of Bruce Potter presenting this white paper.

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