Protecting Your Data – Now – Against the Future of Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing is Here, Look to a Post Quantum Future

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+  Data is the new oil, but advances in quantum computing could be breaking encryption faster in the future. Speaking at the DigiCert Security Summit in San Diego, Dr Michio Kaku, futurist and theoretical physicist, talked of the rise of quantum computing and its deployment in modern society.

In a press conference, Kaku said that we will head to a post silicon era and that the use of atoms can be used to break any encryption, so governments are getting ahead of the game “as there is much at stake, so now the race is on for the post quantum era where we want to find defenses against methods used by quantum computers to break codes.”

Four things you can do now:

  • Increase the length of your keys, and you can make it more difficult for a quantum computer to crack things
  • Consider symmetric, rather than asymmetric encryption, as symmetric gives you an extra layer of encryption
  • Use increasingly complex trapdoor functions, such as lattice and elliptic curve technologies
  • Use quantum cryptography, use quantum to fight quantum

+  Saying that after we built the world wide web, television, radio, radar and microwaves “and everything you see in a doctor’s office” the next step will be quantum. “If the first wave was about steam power, the second on electricity, the third on high tech, what will the fourth and fifth be about? The fourth wave we are now entering, it is physics at the molecular level, such as AI, nano and bio technology; then we will see the fifth wave of technology which will be dominated by physics at the atomic level.”

Source:  infosecurity.  Dan Raywood,  Quantum Computing is Here, Look to a Post Quantum Future …

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