Protecting PKI Now, and for the Future, DigiCert Expands in India
US-Based DigiCert To Scale Up Its Operations In India
+ In the coming months, DigiCert is working on post-quantum cryptography. These are cryptographic algorithms – PKIs – that are thought to be secure against an attack by a quantum computer. As of 2018, this is not true for the most popular public-key algorithms, which can be efficiently broken by a sufficiently strong hypothetical quantum computer.
“With present day security provided through RSA and ECC, it may take about 100 years to breakthrough, with quantum computing it would be possible to break in minutes or possibly seconds,” Garnie says, adding that this new technology is going to be a game changer.
+ By 2020, we will have 25 billion IoT devices and the key challenge will be that of ensuring security. With quantum computing, it will open up more challenges, believes Garnie.
+ “To address these challenges, DigiCert is working with Microsoft, Isara and others to secure encrypted communications against the coming threats. It has recently successfully completed some proof of concepts with these new algorithms. In fact, we plan to offer a hybrid certificate, which will have the current technology as well as future technology,” says he.
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