Quantum-Safe Security Awareness Survey
Release Date: 01/26/2018
Working Group: Quantum-safe Security
Quantum computing threatens the security of public key cryptography, which underlies our global digital communications infrastructure. While many significant challenges must be overcome in order to realize a cryptographically useful quantum computer, the quantum computing community now believes this goal could be reached within the next 10 to 15 years. Therefore, cloud computing professionals need more information about the threats, including, of course, how to counteract them effectively. In order to fill the information gap, the QSS working group conducted a survey of CSA members about their overall awareness of quantum security risks and approaches to tackle these risks. The aim of this document is to share the most significant findings from the survey in order to identify areas of potential concern and action.