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Preparing Enterprises for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Threats
Preparing Enterprises for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Threats

Preparing Enterprises for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Threats

Release Date: 05/23/2019

Working Group: Quantum-safe Security

As we look to the future of computing, the quantum computer looms large. Quantum computing harnesses quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform information processing in ways not possible by classical computing. A large-scale, general-purpose quantum computer is expected to help with the discovery of new drugs and materials, supercharge artificial intelligence, optimize a complex financial portfolio, and more. However, a quantum computer of this caliber also poses a dire threat to cybersecurity. Such a computer is expected to break key cryptographic systems, thus attacking corporations that house sensitive information. The ability to access smaller-scale quantum computers through the cloud is already a reality, therefore raising concerns within the cloud security industry as well. In this document, we explore why and how planning should be put in place to mitigate the quantum threat.

Key Takeaways:
  • What quantum computing is
  • The impact of quantum computing on symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption, and hash functions
  • Why we need to start preparing for quantum threats now
  • The steps for how to prepare
Who It’s For:
  • IT managers
  • Anyone interested in the potential threats of quantum computing

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Hillary Baron
Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

Hillary Baron

Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Bruno Huttner

Bruno Huttner

Bruno has co-chaired CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group, which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data, for approximately six years. As such, he has participated in writing most of the group’s research papers and has given several presentations about the group’s work. Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, where he’s r...

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Ludovic Perret
Co-founder

Ludovic Perret

Co-founder

Ludovic is co-chair for CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group, which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data.

Ludovic is associate professor at Sorbonne University and co-founder of CryptoNext Security. Ludovic has expertise in the design, analysis and deployment of post-quantum cryptography and has publishe...

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Edward Chiu
Cybersecurity, Chevron IT Company

Edward Chiu

Cybersecurity, Chevron IT Company

Edward is a Distinguished Engineer in Cybersecurity at Chevron Technical Center. He serves in CSA's Quantum-Safe Security working group, during which time he authored “Preparing Enterprises for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Threats,” and co-authored “A Day Without Safe Cryptography.” His experience includes cybersecurity R&D and operations, ...

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