In a world where realistic quantum computers are on the horizon, innovative post-quantum messaging applications will be vital to keep private communications secure.
SI Consult are a Dubai based cyber security company interested in staying on the cutting edge of technology. We want to understand the impact of quantum computers on our business, find new talent. Entrants will retain ownership of all entered intellectual property, but we might be interested in working with you on your idea.
The aim of this competition is to design a new post-quantum messaging app that will protect communications now and in the future. We're looking for innovative ideas and approaches to this problem from people across the globe.
USD 5000 will be given to the winner of the final round, and the runner-up will receive USD 2500. There are multiple prizes to be won in every round, ranging from USD 25 to USD 500, and all entrants will have the opportunity to be considered for an employment offer or business partnership.
In the first round, we want initial designs and decisions for the application - including choice of quantum secure algorithms, the cryptographic design, platforms you intend to use. This should be high level; we don't want code at this stage, just a view of how you would solve the problem. Diagrams are encouraged!
Submissions will be judged on performance, security and business potential.
Questions are welcome and invited; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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