Q-CTRL achieves risk based certification in quantum market first

Sydney-headquarted Q-CTRL is the first independent quantum software vendor to achieve ISO 27001 certification

In the midst of ever-present security risk around quantum technology, including post-quantum threats, the achievement of ISO 27001 compliance across Q-CTRL‘s operations will help facilitate new business through the vendor’s firm-wide focus on information security.

The internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard outlines best practices for information security management system (ISMS) implementation, and demonstrates capability of managing risks related to customer data security.

To achieve this, Q-CTRL was found, via an audit, to implement a system that can ensure security of data owned or handled by the company in question, and is in many cases a mandatory prerequisite for commercial engagement with large vendors.

Q-CTRL has established partnerships with larger tech corporations to bolster industry innovation, including inaugural membership in the IBM Quantum Network startup program, and investment from Salesforce.

Additionally, the Australian quantum control infrastructure company is collaborating with major private and public-sector clients including the Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC), and Transport for New South Wales.

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“Achieving ISO 27001 certification is a significant milestone for Q-CTRL. It formalises the emphasis on professional product engineering, delivery, and security that sets Q-CTRL’s products apart in the sector,” said Matthew Rogers, head of operations at Q-CTRL.

“As we work with some of the largest tech enterprises in the world, it’s crucial for us to ensure our security practices are at global standard.”

Scott Crowder, vice-president of IBM Quantum, added: “ISO 27001 certification is a significant milestone for Q-CTRL and affirms their commitment to protecting their clients’ sensitive information.”


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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.