Classical vs Quantum Cryptography

Did you know that in Poznań, Poland there will be an ENIGMA museum dedicated to cryptography? Three mathematicians and cryptologists that came from or studied and worked in Poznań: Marian Rajewski, Henryk Zygalski, Jerzy Różycki had significant impact in the braking of the ENIGMA encryption machine code. Thanks to their work it is believed that the ENIGMA encryption code was broken at least one year earlier. During the work they developed several innovative solutions and methods that allowed for further work on codes decryption.

The OPENQKD project and its partner in Poland – Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) located in Poznań – aim to establish metro network testbed that will utilize Quantum Cryptography and QKD technologies. Testbed will be based on the PSNC infrastructure that already delivers wide range of services in Poznań for its users such as scientific community, city hall, hospitals.

The planned museum and Poznań testbed based on OPENQKD and PSNC infrastructure can be a place where we bridge the two different worlds – classical and quantum cryptography technologies.