What Should Post-Quantum Cryptography Look Like?

Researchers are tackling the difficult problem of transitioning toward a new mode of cryptographic protections that won’t break under the pressure of quantum computing power.

As quantum computing starts barreling away from the theoretical world and into the  realm of reality, the security community is on a timer. Most experts say that once quantum computers come online, they’ll have the computational powers to easily break modern cryptography. A new report out today from the Cloud Security Alliance’s Quantum Safe Security Working Group says that security researchers, vendors and enterprises need to start working now if they want to beat quantum’s cryptographic buzzer.

Considering how long it takes for the IT world to transition to new encryption measures when old ones wear thin, the CSA report warns that the window until quantum reaches widespread adoption – about 10 to 15 years – might not be as long as it seems right now. ..Read More..

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