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Securing information in the age of supercomputers

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When Israel’s next astronaut goes into space this winter, the latest cybersecurity equipment from Israeli startup QuantLR will be on board.

As part of his mission to the International Space Station, astronaut and former fighter pilot Eytan Stibbe will demonstrate how QuantLR’s unique technology can help secure information traveling between satellites and networks on earth.

With a growing number of satellites relaying data back and forth to Earth, securing these connections is becoming increasingly important, especially with the coming of quantum computers, which will be able to break through current encryption methods in minutes, explains Shlomi Cohen, CEO and cofounder of QuantLR.

“We are creating a new way to defend data,” Cohen says. “It’s like an Iron Dome for data,” he adds, referring to Israel’s well-known air defense system.