Part of The Qubit Report’s mission is to promote opinion of quantum computing aspects. Below are some excerpts from an OP-ED in the WSJ. Interesting though we’re not fully in agreement. Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit

Encryption Isn’t Main Data-Security Threat

Points to note…

+  QKD networks already are commercially available in China, the U.S., South Korea and Europe. They are not extensively used because a facility needs access to a special purpose, optical-fiber network or quantum satellite. Such a cybersecurity solution option offers nothing for a smartphone user or virtually any other digital device used by everyday consumers or office workers.

This would be the equivalent of a nuclear bomb attack, only with quantum-computing weaponization. You must understand cyberattack options to counter cyberattack threats. — Jerry Lucas, President, Intelligence Support Systems, McLean Va.

 

+  QKD networks already are commercially available in China, the U.S., South Korea and Europe. They are not extensively used because a facility needs access to a special purpose, optical-fiber network or quantum satellite. Such a cybersecurity solution option offers nothing for a smartphone user or virtually any other digital device used by everyday consumers or office workers.

+  So, what should the U.S. government be funding in the quantum-computing area? It should support the understanding of quantum-computing warfare tools capable of launching a cyberattack on our nation’s infrastructure, including cellular communications, financial services as well as everyday government services.

Source:  Wall Street Journal.  Jerry Lucas,  Encryption Isn’t Main Data-Security Threat…

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