Author(s): Shigeya Suzuki, Rodney Van Meter

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Date: 7 Feb 2015

Document Type: Briefing Papers

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2015


In this paper, we discuss and classify attacks on quantum repeater systems. As engineers working in both classical and quantum networking, we naturally wish to apply the lessons learned in classical networks to minimize security issues with developing quantum networks. We have modeled quantum repeater network nodes, pointed out attack vectors, then analyzed attacks in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability. While we are reassured about the promises of quantum networks from the confidentiality point of view, we observed that the requirements on the classical computing/networking element affect the systems’ overall security risks. We believe further study, especially on coordinated action between the quantum and classical parts, is important as we approach actual implementation of the Quantum Internet.