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DHS Flags Quantum Computing Technologies As “Emerging Concerns”

By IQT News posted 06 Nov 2019

(MeriTalk) Senior technology officials technology officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently spoke about current technology issues and future concerns at a meeting hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council. about the benefits that cloud services are bringing to the agency, and counseled focusing attention on security responsibilities for other agencies also underrating cloud service adoption.
Discussing emerging concerns, the DHS officials flagged the progress of quantum computing technologies, and some potential downsides of advancements in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Luis Coronado, deputy CISO at DHS, said he was keeping an eye on quantum computing achievements, including such as that claimed by Google last month, and the ability of quantum computing technologies to greatly weaken current encryption technologies. “We don’t know when” that point may arrive, he said, but added, “it’s still a ways off.”

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