SandboxAQ partners with Carahsoft
On January 4, SandboxAQ announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp. As part of the agreement, Carahsoft will provide the companyy’s modern cryptography management platform, Security Suite, and other AI and quantum technology (AQ) solutions to the public sector via its existing contracts and network of resellers, integrators, and consultants. This builds on SandbozAQ’s early success with the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services and will enable it to expand distribution of our solutions to help government agencies achieve their missions of today and the future.
The company focuses on cybersecurity due to the predicted ability of fault-tolerant quantum computers to break today’s public-key encryption protocols, which will put the world’s sensitive data, communications and financial transactions at risk. Adversaries have already begun acquiring and storing encrypted data for decryption by quantum computers using Store Now, Decrypt Later (SNDL) attacks. These attacks prompted President Biden to issue an Executive Order and two National Security Memoranda (NSM-8 and NSM-10) and sign the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act (H.R.7535) into law.
Given the rapidly evolving cyber and quantum threats facing public sector entities, and the president’s sweeping mandates to implement post-quantum cryptography, according to the company, its partnership with Carahsoft will ensure that all federal, state and local agencies have access to a trusted, modern cryptography management solution to protect the country’s sensitive data, critical infrastructure, and national interests.
In addition to Security Suite, Carahsoft will also provide SandboxAQ’s Simulation & Optimization solutions, which can be used to discover and develop advanced new materials, such as more effective EV batteries or lighter, stronger metal alloys; and its quantum sensing solutions, which can be used for a broad range of biomagnetic, geophysical and materials sensing applications. Currently, the U.S. Air Force is testing SandboxAQ’s geomagnetic navigation system as a potential Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) solution to augment the Global Positioning System (GPS).
“Carahsoft is excited to deliver SandboxAQ’s portfolio of cybersecurity and AI-enabled quantum solutions through our reseller partners to government, intelligence and defense agency contracts throughout the public sector,” said Craig Abod, Carahsoft president. “Given the size and complexity of government IT infrastructure, Security Suite’s ability to identify and remediate cryptographic vulnerabilities will enable the public sector to protect its critical systems, data and infrastructure against ever-evolving cyber threats. At the same time, SandboxAQ’s quantum-based solutions have tremendous potential to positively impact a broad range of government, intelligence, law enforcement, defense and health-related agencies.”
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