25 May 2022

IBM Develops AI-Powered z16 to Help Thwart Quantum Cyber Attacks

On April 5, IBM unveiled IBM z16, the company’s next-generation system with an integrated on-chip artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator to deliver latency-optimized inferencing. With this innovation, clients will be able to analyze real-time transactions at scale. IBM z16 is even more valuable for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, health

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16 May 2022

NSM10: The National Quantum Initiative (NQI) and the NQI Advisory Committee

We have another crucial update on what has been characterized as “the greatest cryptographic migration in history.” National Security Memorandum (NSM) 8, “Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Systems” was released in January, and was followed up by the Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act.  We provided an initial analysis of NSM8, followed by a breakdown and analysis on April 29th of NSM8 and the Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act. Days after our analysis in April, our core research question regarding a more formal role for the private sector in this migration was answered by the release on May 4th of National Security Memorandum (NSM) 10.

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29 Apr 2022

The Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act Builds on National Security Memorandum 8

On January 19th, the  President signed National Security Memorandum (NSM) 8, “Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Systems”.

NSM8 appeared to have been inspired by Project Warp Speed – specifically, the elimination of layers of reportage and bureaucracy when trying to innovate with unprecedented speed and scale.  With NSM8 and NSS, the goal was not so much the acceleration of innovation, but the ability to “defend forward” at speed and scale – with a tight OODA Loop between the White House and the NSA.  At the time, the signing of NSM 8 appeared tactical, not strategic.

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