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The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of cybersecurity and cryptography. Mea Cubitt

China reportedly planning to use quantum computers to decrypt stolen data | Chinese threat groups will soon go about canvassing for encrypted data that they’ll hoard in the hopes of eventually decrypting it with quantum computers, a new report has claimed.  Source: techradar.pro.   China reportedly planning to use quantum computers to decrypt stolen data…

Anish Mohammad Has Seen The Future of Cryptography And Shares How Quantum Computing Will Collide With Blockchain | Welcome to another episode of Action and Ambition. Anish Mohammad is the co-founder and CTO of Pantherprotocol. He has been an early advisor to Ripple, a reviewer of the Ethereum Orange paper, advised proticols including Boson and Ocean. His technical expertise has shaped the blockchain community, and he has seen the future of cryptography and knows where it’s going. Want to know more? Then tune in to find out!  Source: Entrepreneur.   Anish Mohammad Has Seen The Future of Cryptography And Shares How Quantum Computing Will Collide With Blockchain…

Digital defence: The Cryptography Research Centre takes on cybercrime | Abu Dhabi’s Cryptography Research Centre is one of the world’s leading theoretical and applied cryptography centres in the world and is heading the fight against cybercrime.  Source: ITP.net.   Digital defence: The Cryptography Research Centre takes on cybercrime…

A Deep-Dive on Quantum Resilient Cyber Security | The race towards quantum supremacy is on, with companies like Google, Microsoft, and IBM all racing towards a viable and reliable quantum computer. Yet, with the promise of the burgeoning computing power of a successful quantum system, comes risk.  Source: AZOQUANTUM.   A Deep-Dive on Quantum Resilient Cyber Security…

4 key cybersecurity threats to new central bank digital currencies | With G7 officials recently endorsing principles for central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and over 80 countries launching some form of initiative related to CBDC, it seems their widespread deployment is a matter of time. CBDC is a digital form of central bank money that can be accessible to the general public; essentially, it consists of individuals and firms having access to transaction and savings accounts with their home country’s central bank. Those of the Bahamas, China and Nigeria have all implemented early CBDC programmes, with more expected in the future. If successful, CBDC could help policy-makers achieve goals around payment efficiency, financial inclusion, banking and payment competitiveness, access to safe central bank money in the era of digital payments, and more.  Source: The European Sting.   4 key cybersecurity threats to new central bank digital currencies…

Post-Quantum Cryptography: A Q&A With NIST’s Matt Scholl | Quantum computing algorithms seek to use quantum phenomena to perform certain types of calculations much more efficiently than today’s classical, binary, transistor-based computers can. If and when a powerful enough quantum computer is built, it could run algorithms that would break many of the encryption codes we use to protect our data. In this interview with Taking Measure, Matt Scholl, chief of the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), discusses how worried we should be about this and what’s being done to mitigate the danger a future quantum computer poses to our data.  Source: NIST.   Post-Quantum Cryptography: A Q&A With NIST’s Matt Scholl…

MI6 needs global tech sector help to counter cyber threat, says spy chief | Britain’s intelligence agencies must open up to co-operation with the global tech sector if they are to counter the rising cyber threats from hostile states, criminals and terrorists, the chief of MI6 is warning.  Source: KentOnline.   MI6 needs global tech sector help to counter cyber threat, says spy chief…

Quantinuum shifts conversation from counting qubits to perfecting cybersecurity solution | Quantinuum is not counting qubits in the race to error-corrected quantum computing. The new company is asking a new question: “What can we do right now with what we’ve got?”  Source: TechRepublic.   Quantinuum shifts conversation from counting qubits to perfecting cybersecurity solution…

Quantum computing cyber risks | Just a few years ago, quantum computing felt like something of a fantasy, a dream that belonged to the distant future. But how quickly things move on. Now, quantum is much nearer than many people think. It may only be 5-10 years before its use is quite widespread. Already, there are viable quantum technologies available on the market and some big tech players have formed a deep understanding of the topic. And in the TMT sector and elsewhere, those at the front of the pack are setting up specialist units to make an assessment of the opportunities – and the threats.  Source: techUK.   Quantum computing cyber risks…

Viewpoint: Nations Vie for Growing Quantum Cryptography Market | Quantum cryptography is a technology that uses advanced physics to secure the distribution of symmetric encryption keys. Information technology giants are working toward building quantum computers that could change the face of the modern world by giving experts across multiple sectors — including the military — access to unparalleled processing power.  Source: National DEFENSE.   Viewpoint: Nations Vie for Growing Quantum Cryptography Market…