PQSecure Technologies Earns DARPA Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative Grant to Propel Development of Quantum Computers for National Security

September, 27 2022 – BOCA RATON, FL: PQSecure Technologies, LLC., a Florida-based quantum-safe cybersecurity designer and IP developer company, announced today a grant received from the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative (EEI). This grant will accelerate PQSecure Technologies’ ability to continue to bring innovations and security at the age of quantum computers born for national security to the commercial market. 

The goal of the EEI is to accelerate DARPA-funded transformational innovations to products for dual impact in the defense and commercial markets. DARPA has teamed up with IQT Emerge, an effort within In-Q-Tel (IQT), to support the development of government-funded technologies and keep the national security community at the forefront of innovation. “We’re thrilled to support commercialization efforts of new technologies, like those being developed at PQSecure, which will allow for greater utility and impact across both the defense and commercial markets,” says Simon Davidson, EVP at IQT Emerge. This prestigious DARPA EEI award advances PQSecure’s access to investors, corporate partners, and entrepreneurs to help guide the commercial growth of PQSecure’s Quantum-Safe Architectures Fit for Embedded Systems (QSAFE). 

QSAFE is a suite of hybrid pre- and post-quantum cryptographic solutions based on lattice-based cryptography recommended by National Institute for Standardization and Technology (NIST) as well as National Security Agency (NSA) to replace current public key cryptography systems which are vulnerable to quantum attacks. QSAFE has been pursued by defense and commercial customers for deployment in smart embedded IoT systems.

Being a pioneer and forward thinker on post-quantum cryptographic solutions with support to NIST algorithms, companies such as Microchip, Xilinx, Lattice Semi, and ARM partnered with PQSecure to fulfill challenging quantum-resistant cryptography deployment and implementation requirements in their next generation products. QSAFE is a great fit for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained devices with capabilities to operate in 5G settings with low-latency, high reliability, and assurance against physical attacks such as side-channel attacks. 

“Since the launch of the company, we have been focused on delivering quantum-resistant cryptographic solutions and IPs for embedded systems and cloud applications for banking and financial institutions,” says Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh, Co-Founder and CEO, PQSecure Technologies. “This grant will accelerate our capabilities to grow as an organization, scale our business and technology, and deliver something truly game changing to the commercial markets.”

About PQSecure Technologies: Founded in 2017, PQSecure Technologies designs, develops, deploys, and integrates quantum-resistant cryptographic solutions for hyper-scale hyper-connected IoT devices for commercial and defense industry. Utilizing deep domain expertise with a strong patent portfolio, PQSecure Technologies is building highly scalable, agile, and reconfigurable quantum-safe cryptographic hardware IPs and software libraries to help customers to adopt and integrate seamlessly with low footprint and minimal overhead. For more information, please visit www.pqsecurity.com 

Company Contact:  PQSecure Technologies, LLC. 





Release: July 08, 2022

PQSecure Contributes towards the Standardization of Security of Tomorrow’s Data, Today with Quantum-Resistant Cryptography.

NIST Announced Post-Quantum Cryptography Algorithms to be Standardized.


Boca Raton, FL, July 08, 2022 – PQSecure Technologies, LLC today announced that its quantum-resistant cryptographic solutions for key sharing and authentication were approved by NIST for standardization. 

The NIST announcements affirm PQSecure’s implemented, benchmarked, and market-ready implementations of quantum-resistant cryptography.  Companies seeking to embed quantum-resistance into their products and platforms can look today at PQSecure’s portfolio of implementation-ready intellectual properties to be deployed in security protocols such as TLS, IPsec, IKE, and V2X applications. 

“PQSecure continues to successfully anticipate and implement the strongest cryptographic primitives under consideration by NIST. We are ready today to provide hybrids of classical and quantum resistance to networks and connected devices; especially those with size, weight, and power (SWaP) sensitivity” notes Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh, CEO and Founder at PQSecure. “We believe PQSecure provides a foundational cryptographic solutions today to the emerging internet of things (IoT) including the rapidly accelerating 5G infrastructure connecting those things.  

We are deeply committed to supporting our government and commercial customers in securing the world’s digital infrastructure from next generation security threats.  PQSecure is actively involved with the deployment and integration of post-quantum cryptography for DARPA’s CHARIOT program. “Our QSAFE solution is based on the NIST recommended algorithms for standardization and has already started ahead of time to shape the security of data-in-transit for the quantum era and decades to come.” “Deployment of post-quantum SWaP-constrained devices with full integration to use cases is one of our unique expertise,” added Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh. 

PQSecure offers standalone post-quantum IP cores for various performance and security levels as well as acceleration for Root of Trust Solutions and Protocol Stacks. With our broad classical and post-quantum silicon-proven, certification-ready, and best-in-class solutions, we are available to provide security for tomorrow’s data today. 

About PQSecure Technologies

PQSecure Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of quantum-safe cryptographic solutions including symmetric and asymmetric algorithms for embedded devices. PQSecure’s hardware and software IP solutions offer various levels of recommended security, size, and performance configurability in numerous markets and applications. PQSecure’s post-quantum public key crypto processors enable designers to offload all asymmetric cryptographic operations to hardware and provide support for efficient execution of various algorithms. The PQSecure team has wide experience in aspects of secure protocol design, training, research, development, and cryptographic engineering on post-quantum cryptography. Find out more at www.pqsecurity.com



Release: July 27, 2020

NIST Announces Round 3 Candidates, SIKE Remains.

“On July 22, 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) finally announced the longawaited Round 3 finalists for their post-quantum standardization process. Of the 69 algorithms that survived initial scrutiny and made it into the start of Round 1 back in 2017, Round 2 saw this field cut to 26 candidates and now Round 3 has cut this down to 15. These 15 are further broken down into what NIST refers to as “finalists” and “alternates”, where the alternates could be standardized during a Round 4. Round 3 is expected to last approximately 12-18 months. In addition …”

Release: February 12, 2020

PQSecure’s discussion on the the NIST post-quantum standardization process, candidates, hybrid schemes and more.

“Post-Quantum cryptography refers to cryptographic algorithms that are secure both classically and against attacks using quantum computers, when they arrive. Governments and high-tech companies are spending large sums of money building these quantum computers with some success from companies like Google, IBM, and others. The large-scale quantum computers needed to break internet encryption are not available today, but that day is fast approaching. …”

Release: February 1, 2020

PQSecure Technologies joins Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C).

Advances in quantum applications are emerging at an accelerating pace and around the world—promising the ability to solve problems beyond the reach of current computers, ultra-sensitive measurements, and provably secure communications. The U.S. National Quantum Initiative Act passed in December 2018 not only calls for agencies to fund research, it also envisioned a consortium of businesses and other stakeholders to ensure the NQI coordinates and collaborates with the private sector.

The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), which aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry and associated supply chain, has over 100 participants, including PQSecure Technologies.  QED-C brings industry together to identify high impact applications and gaps in the enabling technologies, standards, and “quantum ready” workforce needed to realize those applications.  QED-C also provides an industry voice to the government agencies that have a role in advancing quantum information science and technology. PQSecure Technologies is excited to be part of QED-C and part of the future quantum economy. Quantum computers will also be able to break the security of current internet and connected online infrastructures. Quantum-safe solutions will be required to make our connections secure now and at the age of quantum computers. Please talk to us as we have quantum-safe solutions for your applications.