On bits and qubits” is the keynote lecture that belongs to the Digital Transformation Module of C1B3RWall Academy 2021, which brings us closer to the set of quantum phenomena applied to the field of cybersecurity. Mariano Caruso will give this lecture, he holds a degree in physics from the National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires), a master’s degree and a PhD from the University of Granada and is currently working in the area of research and development at the Fundacion I+D del Software Libre (FIDESOL).

If we seek to secure datasets using quantum technologies, we must first understand how information can be encoded in a quantum medium. The concept of the bit as a representation of fundamental information is well known, however, the concept of the qubit is not as well known. The aim is to highlight the huge contrast between these two concepts and then apply it to a secure key distribution protocol in the context of quantum cryptography.

The qubit represents a radical change in the notion of system state. Thanks to the existence of theories that explain quantum phenomena, we have access to all kinds of technologies.

– A bit takes only one value from the set 0, 1.

– A qubit takes some value from the set 0, 1.

Quantum systems are very sensitive to measurements. When a measurement or experiment is performed, the result will be that the final state of the qubit will be one or the other, north pole or south pole (measurement context).

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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.