The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Safe Security: Take these steps to make your enterprise quantum proof
The steady progress in quantum computing is resulting in exciting developments that will one day bring new capabilities to a wide range of use cases. Quantum computers can also bring new capabilities to attackers. The mathematician Peter Shor has proven that quantum computers can be used to rapidly factor large numbers into their primes in a way that will break most forms of asymmetric encryption used today. The computer scientist Lov Grover proved another algorithm that will, among other things, enable incredibly fast invalidation of another tool for security, the security hash. There are certainly other ways quantum computers will be used by adversaries, but these two methods alone are cause for serious concern. Imagine all the data your company believes is important being read by an adversary that wants to put you out of business, and imagine that adversary is operating in a location untouchable by the rule of law.
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The developments in the field of Quantum Computing are coming faster and faster. OODA analysts are focusing on what matters most to today’s business decision makers. Recent reporting includes:
- The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Computing: What business decision-makers need to know now about quantum superiority
- Quantum Supremacy Is Here: The history making quantum computing news we have been anticipating has now been reported
- What To Do About Quantum Uncertainty: And we mean the uncertainty over what you should do now
- Is Quantum Computing Ushering in an Era of No More Secrets?: Context from OODA’s Matt Devost on the very near future of quantum computing.
- AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police: Quantum is one of many emerging technologies that law enforcement professionals are tracking
- Intel offers AI breakthrough in quantum computing: This article is more about quantum simulations for AI, but shows the ecosystem that is developing around the technology
- Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away: When we see reports like this we wonder what qualifies the experts to say this. But in this case the experts are the National Academies of Sciences.
- Could quantum computers render current bitcoin and most blockchain cryptography powerless?: There is a worry that new algorithms that could run on quantum computing could attack blockchain and asymmetric encryption.
For additional reading on related topics see:
- China Threat Brief: An executive level overview of China’s geopolitical objectives and capability.
- OODA Special Report on Best Practices for Agile Cybersecurity: There are things you can do right now to make it harder on adversaries to take your secrets.
- OODA’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report : Context your adversaries in cyberspace will not want you to know about.
- Technology News Briefs: Tech topics presented in a way conducive to informing your day to day decision-making.