We’ve been hearing about upcoming breakthroughs with quantum computing technology for several years, so what’s the latest in the world?
03 July 2022 •
A CNBC headline last month caught my eye: The race for new computer technology is heating up – and Asia is jumping on the trend.
I immediately wanted to know: What technology?
The answer came in the first summary bullet point: “Japan has made key strides in the quantum computing race, India has developed its own strategy for the technology, and debates are swirling over whether China has passed the United States on certain fronts”.
WHY QUANTUM COMPUTING?
So why am I so intrigued by this topic? As I quoted from the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2020, “A quantum internet “would rely on the laws of quantum mechanics to control and transmit information more securely than ever before,” according to the DOE. The department’s 17 national laboratories will work on the secure network, which could be used for science, industry and national security.
QUANTUM COMPUTING AND CYBERSECURITY
Many reports describe the potential impacts of quantum computing on the cyber industry. This article describes how to prepare now for a post-quantum world.
Here is an excerpt: “So how does a company prepare for post-quantum? First, don’t wait for NIST to publish their standard. Now is the time to prepare for the post-quantum. Start by determining what data is most likely to be sought by cybercriminals. …
“Keeping in mind the amount of important/vulnerable data, a strategy should be developed to address the business priorities of using quantum strong encryption. Next, develop your quantum-resistant encryption priorities while planning your infrastructure upgrade for the next few years. »
And quantum computing must remain at the top of the list throughout the 2020s.
Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally acclaimed cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker, and author.
*** This is a syndicated blog from the Security Bloggers Network of Lohrmann on cybersecurity written by Lohrmann on cybersecurity. Read the original post at: https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/where-next-for-quantum-computing-and-cybersecurity