SoK: A First Order Survey of Quantum Supply Dynamics and Threat Landscapes

Subrata Das, Avimita Chatterjee, Swaroop Ghosh

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Abstract

Quantum computing, with its transformative computational potential, is gaining prominence in the technological landscape. As a new and exotic technology, quantum computers involve innumerable Intellectual Property (IP) in the form of fabrication recipe, control electronics and software techniques, to name a few. Furthermore, complexity of quantum systems necessitates extensive involvement of third party tools, equipment and services which could risk the IPs and the Quality of Service and enable other attack surfaces. This paper is a first attempt to explore the quantum computing ecosystem, from the fabrication of quantum processors to the development of specialized software tools and hardware components, from a security perspective. By investigating the publicly disclosed information from industry front runners like IBM, Google, Honeywell and more, we piece together various components of quantum computing supply chain. We also uncover some potential vulnerabilities and attack models and suggest defenses. We highlight the need to scrutinize the quantum computing supply chain further through the lens of security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy, HASP 2023
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages82-90
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9798400716232
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 2023
Event12th International Workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy, HASP 2023, held in conjunction with the 56th International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO 2023 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Oct 29 2023 → …

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference12th International Workshop on Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy, HASP 2023, held in conjunction with the 56th International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period10/29/23 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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