When Dangerous Things Come in Small Packages
(Info.Security) Quantum computing potential effect on cryptography is real enough that governments are investing in new cryptographic techniques to protect data from quantum computers, and IBM has already released its first quantum-resistant product.
Japan is spending $14m this year alone into researching quantum-proof cryptography techniques. It hopes to roll out the technology by 2025. The U.S. Government is planning; the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Post-Quantum Cryptography project is well underway.
Quantum computing will eventually smash modern crypto. We know that it will happen at some point in the future, and we know that the race to outsmart it is ongoing. You may not need to rush out and buy IBM’s quantum-busting tape drive today, but you should be thinking about how to make your software applications and data infrastructure agile enough that when the threat does loom larger, you’ll be ready to introduce technologies that can protect you.