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Advanced encryption to protect against today’s classical mathematical and
physical attacks with the only solution strong enough to protect against
powerful quantum computers.

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About QRC

QRC offers the strongest protection against both classical and post-quantum attacks in mobile communications, financial transactions, and data.

Available as software libraries or patented SIM and eSIM cards, protecting from 2G all the way to 6G. QRC is the only solution recommended by the United Nations International Telecom Union for 5G quantum protection.

  • Provides the best symmetric and asymmetric quantum-resistant cryptography available, made to work coherently up to a 512-bit symmetric encryption level.
  • Patented quantum-resistant software libraries require no new hardware for low capex.
  • Patented SIM and eSIM solutions work on 5G and 6G networks and are backward compatible to 2G.
  • Provides stronger cybersecurity than all competitors including IBM, Amazon, etc.
  • Protects against today’s side channel attacks, ransomware, quantum machine learning-enabled attacks and prevents data harvesters who collect now from decrypting that data in the future
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The Problem The Problem
The Problem

Quantum Computers are one billion times stronger than current large framework computers.

Because they can perform calculations so much faster, they will be able to break even the most secure encryption algorithms we have today.

Quantum computers can also perform retroactive decryption. Today there are bad actors harvesting data now to decrypt when quantum computers become commercialized — which IBM has announced for the end of 2023. The cost of incidents caused by illegal activities on the internet are set to surpass the US$11 trillion mark in 2023. By 2026, annual cybercrime costs worldwide could exceed US$20 trillion, an increase of almost 150 percent compared to 2022. (Statista)

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Home, IoT & Personal Privacy

Home, IoT & Personal Privacy

Made to work coherently up to a 512-bit symmetric encryption level—double the current industry maximum provided by classical AES encryption. Even at 256-bit level, it’s 9 orders of magnitude stronger than standard AES

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Home, IoT & Personal Privacy
Home, IoT & Personal Privacy

Home, IoT & Personal Privacy

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How much more robust is QRC’s eAES® than AES if faced with quantum computer?

Security level
AES 256
Gates
>2152
Depth
>2145
Qubits
>212
Security level
QRC’s
eAES® 256
Gates
>2277
Depth
>2257
Qubits
>2 21
Our Solution

QRC is the strongest and most effective solution

With eAES® at its core, QRC provides the best symmetric and asymmetric quantum resistant cryptography available.

Made to work coherently up to a 512-bit symmetric encryption level—double the current industry maximum provided by classical AES encryption. Even at 256-bit level, it’s 9 orders of magnitude stronger than standard AES

QRC is superior on all levels

  • QRC provides stronger security than all competitors including IBM, Amazon, etc.
  • QRC offers a novel Key Distribution System (KDS) that is a safe and efficient alternative to AES and TDES-based DUKPT, which are decades old and approaching end of life. It is also 70% more efficient than DUKPT-AES.
  • While still based on FIPS-compliant recognized mechanisms, the latter brings the performance of DUKPT and surpasses the security of AES.
  • In the case of eAES(R), it only causes a marginal performance hit while providing 9 orders of magnitude (roughly one billion) more quantum resistance than AES-256 and can also be combined with it for FIPS thanks to our FIPS-related US patent.
  • QRC is leading the ongoing ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 18033-2 second amendment to include quantum resistant.
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Quantum-
Resistance
In-house local
hardware
Low CAPEX
Classical
resistance
Provably
secured
Really
secured in-
real scenarios
QRCrypto
Up to 1024-bit
and beyond
IBM
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
Google
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
Microsoft
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
QuSecure
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
FlipsCloud
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
CryptoNext
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)
Post Quantum
Partial
(max AES-256)
Partial
(side channel)

QRC Suite of Products

PQC protection with QRC libraries including eAES®, enabling software providers to layer additional security over existing offerings.

PQC protection of SIM and/or eSIM cards in mobile devices.

PQC protection of software or SIMs in e-vehicles.

PQC protection of USB sticks and external hard drives/storage drives.

Secure

Secure File Server

PQC protection of File Server software like Intralinks or Dropbox. Would be native application on Windows, Mac, Linux Server, Mobile.

PQC protection of client communications between their suppliers and partners.

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Market-leading security (but not yet PQC) in videoconf. platform.

PQC protection with QRC libraries including eAES®, enabling software providers to layer additional security over existing offerings.

PQC protection of SIM and/or eSIM cards in mobile devices.

PQC protection of software or SIMs in e-vehicles.

PQC protection of USB sticks and external hard drives/storage drives.

Secure

Secure File Server

PQC protection of File Server software like Intralinks or Dropbox. Would be native application on Windows, Mac, Linux Server, Mobile.

PQC protection of client communications between their suppliers and partners.

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How QRC works

Gyroscope

QRC’s eAES® provides the missing link in the cybersecurity chain, resolving the security gap with the following two steps:

  1. Replacing the differentially weak internal key expansion function (‘key schedule’) with a cryptographically strong pseudo-random generator.
  2. Increasing the number of transformation rounds to at least 2n, or at least twice the best-known cryptanalytic attack against the AES ciphers.

This key schedule is essentially a key expansion function that expands a small input cipher key to create a cipher-text output unique to that key. This key expansion function is the weakest part of the AES system.

Cube

QRCrypto’s patented technology corrects the Achilles heel of cybersecurity by strengthening the key schedule of FIPS AES with a cryptographically strong pseudo-random generator, thereby increasing its key size.

By doing so, eAES® acts as a working and provably secure solution to the question of the AES cipher’s sustainable long-term security.

Most important, eAES® is a plug & play solution; there is no need to purchase new hardware or other software, preserving the large investments that have been made in this technology, while strongly mitigating many of the most serious known attacks against the AES family of cryptosystems.

Partners

From space infrastructure to blockchain to quantum light solutions and more, QRC is protecting the world's most sensitive information from today’s hackers, leaks, and the inevitability of quantum computers.

Conteon
Rbits Edge
Toyota
UBS
Light Rider
Mnemonic Identity Solutions
OSINTelligent
PTSI

Core Team

Stiepan Kovac

Stiepan Kovac

CEO & Founder

Stiepan Kovac, MSc ICT Security, specializes in complex system security issues involving cryptography, whether in blockchains or SIM cards. He co-authored the quantum resistant SIM card patent, which became the good practice for quantum safe 5G, as well as several provisional/pending patents in the field of secure telecoms, data & systems. He holds an inter-university Master’s degree in ICT Security with an applied research orientation from the UOC, UAB, URV and UIB (Spain), as well as a Swiss Bachelor’s degree in IT engineering. His studies abroad and army service across Switzerland brought him to master 5 European languages, likewise to acquire a good conversational level in several other languages.

Mr. Kovac started working in the field of standardization in 2017 as he joined an ITU-T / ETSI joint event on 5G safety and energy efficiency considerations. Since then, with his companies, ITK.swiss and later, QRC, he amended ITU-T X.1197 guidelines on IPTV cryptography and wrote the cryptography part of H.551 (vehicular multimedia arch.), which refers to the former as well as X.1811, where he set the good practice for QSC 5G.

Mr. Kovac is a member of and subject-matter expert for various expert organizations, from ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 to ISO TC68, where he represents Switzerland for banking cryptography and chairs the cybersecurity subgroup for the NPI* standard. He also contributed to the DIN work on providing a normative basis for blockchains in Europe under the GDPR, which sparked the work on cryptography standards in Europe, and now works on securing Brain-Computer Interfaces internationally with INCITS (USA). In SC27, he focuses mainly on QRC / QSC, where he was instrumental in having international standards amended with it, aside from work on modes of operation for symmetric ciphers, also involving US NIST.

* Natural Person Identifier

James Amoah

James Amoah

Chief Operating Officer

James Amoah is a supply chain expert known for going above and beyond expectations in his 30-year career transforming multimillion-dollar global operations profitably, escalating top-line revenue growth, and delivering inspiring leadership to staff.

In his years designing, managing and delivering complex supply chain and business turnaround programs, Mr. Amoah has held senior leadership positions in large multinationals and is a Board adviser to SMEs within the Healthcare and Customer Services Industry in Switzerland, UK and North America.

As a solution-orientated leader with international scope and experience, Mr. Amoah works to develop and deliver high impact change within time and budget. Typical project examples include business turnaround, supply chain strategy and implementation, cost reduction and performance improvement.

Mr. Amoah holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool and MSc in Operational Research from the University of Lancaster. He is a Lean/6 Sigma Black Belt and a published author.

Director, QRC Americas SA

A serial entrepreneur, Charles Harvey has spent his career nurturing nascent emerging technologies to grow from a spark into billion-dollar markets.

Mr. Harvey is an expert in the policy and business of quantum communications and business development, having fathered the creation of the world’s first industry quantum standards for QKD and QRNG at the Quantum Alliance Initiative. Mr. Harvey also led the ITU-T and its member states, including the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, the UK, and Russia, to unanimously agree to its first approved global quantum communications standards.

Mr. Harvey has worked with the executive leadership of over a dozen global tech firms, including IBM, Ericsson, Nokia, and Cisco, to develop and execute their respective strategic global market development plans, as well as a quantum policy consultant to SK Telecom’s Quantum Tech Lab, ICTK Holding's and Korea’s Quantum Union.

Mr. Harvey currently splits his time on advisory boards of the Hudson Institute’s Quantum Alliance Initiative and American Defense International and as an investor and board member to several quantum, AI, and biotech companies based in the US, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Director of QRC America SA.

Christy Raedeke

Christy Raedeke

Chief Marketing Officer & Director of QRC America LLC

Christy Raedeke has worked in technical marketing, public relations, and business development for the last 35 years. Raedeke started her at Microsoft in 1988, where she stayed for 7 years. She has since worked in a variety of markets, from high tech to textiles tech to biotech.

Ms. Raedeke was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Paris-based Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies where she drove the global move to digitization in every facet of business. Before that, Ms. Raedeke was Chief Marketing Officer at Noble Biomaterials, where she reorganized the brand architecture and created and launched the Ionic+ ® and Dfense ® brands. Prior to Noble, Raedeke was EVP of Global Sales & Marketing at Cocona Inc., where she developed and launched the 37.5® Technology brand and managed the global sales and marketing teams. Before joining Cocona / 37.5, she was Director of Marketing and Communications for Massif, a leader in high-performance protective apparel for US Military and Special Forces.

Marketing campaigns under Ms. Raedeke’s direction have received international recognition, including Cannes Lion advertising awards and Clio Awards official selections. As Strategic Advisor for QRC, Raedeke is helping to open the North American military, government, and commercial markets.

UBS

Capital Raise Partner

UBS Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland. Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centers as the largest Swiss banking institution and the largest private bank in the world.

The QRC account is managed by Laurent Steiner in M&A Advisory.

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Professor Davor Pavuna, Ph.D.

Professor, Davor Pavuna, Ph.D.

Strategic Advisor & Chairman of The Board

Davor Pavuna graduated with a degree in Experimental Physics from the University of Zagreb and went on to earn a doctorate in science at University of Cambridge in the field of condensed matter physics. Since 1986, Dr. Pavuna has been a professor of Quantum Physics at the Institute of Physics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and speaks worldwide. He is also President of the Tesla World Foundation.

In addition to having delivered more than 300 lectures, having written more than 390 articles and 36 books, and having co-chaired 48 conferences, Dr. Pavuna has worked as a consultant to many governments, institutions, and corporations worldwide.

Dr. Pavuna was selected by Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to be on the review committee for projects at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under President Obama. As such, Dr. Pavuna reviewed and evaluated projects from the Pentagon, the US DOD, DARPA, and other agencies involved in advanced research on such things as new materials, high-temperature superconductivity, and sustainable energy.

Colonel Gérald Vernez (Ret.)

Colonel Gérald Vernez (Ret.)

Strategic Advisor & Board Member

Gérald Vernez joined the General Staff of the Swiss Armed Forces in 1996. He prepared and trained the Federal Crisis Staff for the Y2K problem, planned the Command & Control organization of the armed forces and developed the Information Operations area. In 2009 he became Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Joint Staff and in 2011 Deputy Director for the development of the first national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks.

As the Chief of the Armed Forces’ delegate for cyberdefence since 2013, he planned and coordinated the development of this area. In 2016, while leading the task force that managed the cyberattack against RUAG, he became the DDPS delegate for cyberdefence for which he developed and implemented the first cyberdefence action plan in 2017, ensured its revision in 2018, and then led the development of the new strategy in force since 2021.

Expert and trainer in security policy for our digitally mutating society, Colonel Vernez is founder and director of the digiVolution Foundation (www.digivolution.swiss), a new force for strategic thinking and action created at the end of 2020.

Colonel Jonathan Arnold (Ret.)

Colonel Jonathan Arnold (Ret.)

Strategic Advisor & Board Member

Colonel Jonathan Arnold served twenty-eight years of active duty in the United States Air Force in a variety of command and staff positions, principally in Space and Missile Operations. He retired as the Chief of Strategy at Headquarters US Air Force, The Pentagon, in 2007.

Upon leaving military service, Colonel Arnold became a Senior Associate with Booze, Allen, and Hamilton. He supported a variety of US Defense Department independent agencies such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the US Cyberspace Command (CYBERCOM) where he was involved with developing and reshaping the concept of Information Assurance into the broader Cyberspace Operations concept as it is understood today.

Colonel Arnold graduated with degrees in History (BA) and Management (BS) from the University of Central Florida and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He also holds an Associate of Arts and Science degree in Computer Science from Lake-Sumter State College and is a graduate of the Air War College.

Stiepan Kovac

Stiepan Kovac

CEO & Founder

Stiepan Kovac, MSc ICT Security, specializes in complex system security issues involving cryptography, whether in blockchains or SIM cards. He co-authored the quantum resistant SIM card patent, which became the good practice for quantum safe 5G, as well as several provisional/pending patents in the field of secure telecoms, data & systems. He holds an inter-university Master’s degree in ICT Security with an applied research orientation from the UOC, UAB, URV and UIB (Spain), as well as a Swiss Bachelor’s degree in IT engineering. His studies abroad and army service across Switzerland brought him to master 5 European languages, likewise to acquire a good conversational level in several other languages.

Mr. Kovac started working in the field of standardization in 2017 as he joined an ITU-T / ETSI joint event on 5G safety and energy efficiency considerations. Since then, with his companies, ITK.swiss and later, QRC, he amended ITU-T X.1197 guidelines on IPTV cryptography and wrote the cryptography part of H.551 (vehicular multimedia arch.), which refers to the former as well as X.1811, where he set the good practice for QSC 5G.

Mr. Kovac is a member of and subject-matter expert for various expert organizations, from ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 to ISO TC68, where he represents Switzerland for banking cryptography and chairs the cybersecurity subgroup for the NPI* standard. He also contributed to the DIN work on providing a normative basis for blockchains in Europe under the GDPR, which sparked the work on cryptography standards in Europe, and now works on securing Brain-Computer Interfaces internationally with INCITS (USA). In SC27, he focuses mainly on QRC / QSC, where he was instrumental in having international standards amended with it, aside from work on modes of operation for symmetric ciphers, also involving US NIST.

* Natural Person Identifier

James Amoah

James Amoah

Chief Operating Officer

James Amoah is a supply chain expert known for going above and beyond expectations in his 30-year career transforming multimillion-dollar global operations profitably, escalating top-line revenue growth, and delivering inspiring leadership to staff.

In his years designing, managing and delivering complex supply chain and business turnaround programs, Mr. Amoah has held senior leadership positions in large multinationals and is a Board adviser to SMEs within the Healthcare and Customer Services Industry in Switzerland, UK and North America.

As a solution-orientated leader with international scope and experience, Mr. Amoah works to develop and deliver high impact change within time and budget. Typical project examples include business turnaround, supply chain strategy and implementation, cost reduction and performance improvement.

Mr. Amoah holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool and MSc in Operational Research from the University of Lancaster. He is a Lean/6 Sigma Black Belt and a published author.

Charles Harvey

Director, QRC Americas SA

A serial entrepreneur, Charles Harvey has spent his career nurturing nascent emerging technologies to grow from a spark into billion-dollar markets.

Mr. Harvey is an expert in the policy and business of quantum communications and business development, having fathered the creation of the world’s first industry quantum standards for QKD and QRNG at the Quantum Alliance Initiative. Mr. Harvey also led the ITU-T and its member states, including the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, the UK, and Russia, to unanimously agree to its first approved global quantum communications standards.

Mr. Harvey has worked with the executive leadership of over a dozen global tech firms, including IBM, Ericsson, Nokia, and Cisco, to develop and execute their respective strategic global market development plans, as well as a quantum policy consultant to SK Telecom’s Quantum Tech Lab, ICTK Holding's and Korea’s Quantum Union.

Mr. Harvey currently splits his time on advisory boards of the Hudson Institute’s Quantum Alliance Initiative and American Defense International and as an investor and board member to several quantum, AI, and biotech companies based in the US, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Director of QRC America SA.

Christy Raedeke

Christy Raedeke

Chief Marketing Officer & Director of QRC America LLC

Christy Raedeke has worked in technical marketing, public relations, and business development for the last 35 years. Raedeke started her at Microsoft in 1988, where she stayed for 7 years. She has since worked in a variety of markets, from high tech to textiles tech to biotech.

Ms. Raedeke was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Paris-based Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies where she drove the global move to digitization in every facet of business. Before that, Ms. Raedeke was Chief Marketing Officer at Noble Biomaterials, where she reorganized the brand architecture and created and launched the Ionic+ ® and Dfense ® brands. Prior to Noble, Ms. Raedeke was EVP of Global Sales & Marketing at Cocona Inc., where she developed and launched the 37.5® Technology brand and managed the global sales and marketing teams. Before joining Cocona / 37.5, she was Director of Marketing and Communications for Massif, a leader in high-performance protective apparel for US Military and Special Forces.

Marketing campaigns under Ms. Raedeke’s direction have received international recognition, including Cannes Lion advertising awards and Clio Awards official selections. As Strategic Advisor for QRC, Ms. Raedeke is helping to open the North American military, government, and commercial markets.

UBS

Capital Raise Partner

UBS Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland. Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centers as the largest Swiss banking institution and the largest private bank in the world.

The QRC account is managed by Laurent Steiner in M&A Advisory.

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Prof. Davor Pavuna, Ph.D.

Professor Davor Pavuna, Ph.D.

Strategic Advisor & Chairman of The Board

Davor Pavuna graduated with a degree in Experimental Physics from the University of Zagreb and went on to earn a doctorate in science at University of Cambridge in the field of condensed matter physics. Since 1986, Dr. Pavuna has been a professor of Quantum Physics at the Institute of Physics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and speaks worldwide. He is also President of the Tesla World Foundation.

In addition to having delivered more than 300 lectures, having written more than 390 articles and 36 books, and having co-chaired 48 conferences, Dr. Pavuna has worked as a consultant to many governments, institutions, and corporations worldwide.

Dr. Pavuna was selected by Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to be on the review committee for projects at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under President Obama. As such, Dr. Pavuna reviewed and evaluated projects from the Pentagon, the US DOD, DARPA, and other agencies involved in advanced research on such things as new materials, high-temperature superconductivity, and sustainable energy.

Colonel Gérald Vernez

Colonel Gérald Vernez

Strategic Advisor & Board Member

Gérald Vernez joined the General Staff of the Swiss Armed Forces in 1996. He prepared and trained the Federal Crisis Staff for the Y2K problem, planned the Command & Control organization of the armed forces and developed the Information Operations area. In 2009 he became Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Joint Staff and in 2011 Deputy Director for the development of the first national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks.

As the Chief of the Armed Forces’ delegate for cyberdefence since 2013, he planned and coordinated the development of this area. In 2016, while leading the task force that managed the cyberattack against RUAG, he became the DDPS delegate for cyberdefence for which he developed and implemented the first cyberdefence action plan in 2017, ensured its revision in 2018, and then led the development of the new strategy in force since 2021.

Expert and trainer in security policy for our digitally mutating society, Colonel Vernez is founder and director of the digiVolution Foundation (www.digivolution.swiss), a new force for strategic thinking and action created at the end of 2020.

Colonel Jonathan Arnold (Ret.)

Colonel Jonathan Arnold (Ret.)

Strategic Advisor & Board Member

Colonel Jonathan Arnold served twenty-eight years of active duty in the United States Air Force in a variety of command and staff positions, principally in Space and Missile Operations. He retired as the Chief of Strategy at Headquarters US Air Force, The Pentagon, in 2007.

Upon leaving military service, Colonel Arnold became a Senior Associate with Booze, Allen, and Hamilton. He supported a variety of US Defense Department independent agencies such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the US Cyberspace Command (CYBERCOM) where he was involved with developing and reshaping the concept of Information Assurance into the broader Cyberspace Operations concept as it is understood today.

Colonel Arnold graduated with degrees in History (BA) and Management (BS) from the University of Central Florida and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He also holds an Associate of Arts and Science degree in Computer Science from Lake-Sumter State College and is a graduate of the Air War College.

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