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SandboxAQ Wins Defense Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Contract

Microsoft and Deloitte to provide associated software and services

Berenice Baker, Editor, Enter Quantum

July 4, 2023

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SandboxAQ CEO Jack Hidary
SandboxAQ CEO Jack HidarySandboxAQ

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded SandboxAQ a contract to provide its quantum-resistant cryptography solution SandboxAQ Security Suite.

SandboxAQ, which provides software solutions that combine AI and Quantum, won the competition to provide prototype quantum-resistant cryptography public key infrastructure from a pool of suppliers after a three-phase process.  

DISA supports the Department of Defense by providing enterprise IT infrastructure that supports the armed forces, government leaders and other military partners.

According to SandboxAQ, its security suite enables cryptographic inventory, policy enforcement and remediation and can protect from current cyberattacks as well as being resistant to the future threat of decryption by quantum computers.

SandboxAQ is teaming with Microsoft to provide the development, security and operations  (known  as DevSecOps) platform. Microsoft has worked on previous DISA on-premise and cloud implementations.  

The company also engaged Deloitte and Touche to provide software and services capabilities. Deloitte has carried out cryptographic integration and implementation programs across the federal government, including DISA.

“SandboxAQ is proud to deliver our enterprise security software to DISA,” said SandboxAQ CEO Jack Hidary.

“We are excited to provide capabilities that can assist in a more secure national defense. SandboxAQ and our subcontractors will implement an approach that can be applied across the U.S. government.” 

SandboxAQ and Microsoft were among the organizations selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence as technology collaborators to provide approaches for migration to post-quantum cryptography in 2022. 

“SandboxAQ’s unique focus on cryptographic agility could enable U.S. government customers to automatically and seamlessly protect their IT infrastructures from both current cyber threats as well as future threats such as those posed by quantum computers,” SandboxAQ global public sector president Jen Sovada said of the agreement:

“This first-of-its-kind program offers a pathway to protect DISA networks and data through follow-on deployments to wider architectures.”

About the Author(s)

Berenice Baker

Editor, Enter Quantum

Berenice is the editor of Enter Quantum, the companion website and exclusive content outlet for The Quantum Computing Summit. Enter Quantum informs quantum computing decision-makers and solutions creators with timely information, business applications and best practice to enable them to adopt the most effective quantum computing solution for their businesses. Berenice has a background in IT and 16 years’ experience as a technology journalist.

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