To Be In a Quantum-ready World Means What?

What happens when cyber attackers reach quantum-advantage?

Points to note…

+  Moore says that the long and short of it is that all data encrypted with legacy cryptography would be “at risk”. There is this “storm coming our way,” he adds: “As soon as quantum computing does exist, people have to be prepared for how they can build systems and protect their data in such a way that it doesn’t come under attack from this new quantum threat.”

+  The sheer scope and scale of the storage arrays, databases and other data locations dotted across the world means that could be quite the ordeal if performed manually. Businesses like Thales, then, are working on capabilities where all those objects encrypted with legacy cryptography could be updated to the “latest and greatest” standards automatically in the background.

Moore says [Thales’] recent decision to partner with ISARA and ID Quantique hinges on building a “crypto-agile”, “quantum-safe” security framework into its future products. “We’re starting to prepare ourselves from an international perspective: what does it mean to be in a quantum-ready world – to protect against the threat that’s coming this way?”, he asks.

+  A cynic might suggest that, just as with AI, quantum could be set to become the next snake oil de rigueur for a security vendor landscape that’s always had its opportunists ready to cash in on the latest buzzword.

+  But, he says, this is indicative of the growing interest in the area: “Quantum technology startups are growing exponentially – we’ve been asked to meet with no less than 10, so I think we’re seeing a lot of people coming out of these research organisations that see the need, see the storm looming, and are starting to build technologies to support it.

Source:  CIO.  Tamlin Magee,  What happens when cyber attackers reach quantum-advantage?…

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