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OODAcast – A Conversation With Quantum Security Practitioner Jane Melia of QuintessenceLabs

In this OODAcast we dive deep into topics of Quantum Computing, Quantum Security and best practices for ensuring your data remains safe even after quantum computers can break current asymmetric encryption methods. Our guest, Dr. Jane Melia of QuintessenceLabs, is a practitioner who has spent years helping create and bring to market advanced enterprise technologies. She also has a reputation for being able to explain the business impact of technologies in terms conducive to making operational decisions. This skill is a highly needed one in the domain of quantum effects.

In this session we cover topics including:

  • The promise of Quantum Computing, including several use cases
  • The threat of the use of quantum computers to attack asymmetric encryption using techniques like Shor’s algorithm.
  • Approaches to securing data that will mitigate these future attacks
  • The importance of protecting data now, even if full quantum computers are a few years away
  • How to leverage quantum effects to generate the most random numbers possible through methods like quantum tunneling
  • Methods for enterprises to manage large numbers of encryption keys

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Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OODA LLC, the technology research and advisory firm with a focus on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity which publishes and Bob is the author of the book The Cyber Threat. Bob has been an advisor to dozens of successful high tech startups and has conducted enterprise cybersecurity assessments for businesses in multiple sectors of the economy. He was a career Naval Intelligence Officer and is the former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency.