Shay Walsh, managing director BT Ireland (left) and Richard Bruton, Minister for Education (right)  with Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College with his project qCrypt: The quantum-secure, encrypted, data storage solution with multijurisdictional quorum sharding technology in the Technology section, at the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin student has been named the 2017 BT Young Scientist of the Year for his project on protecting sensitive data. Shane Curran’s “qCrypt” system(...)