Why Do Security Pros Surveyed By Quantum Xchange Recognize Urgency of Quantum Threat But 60% Are Not Taking Steps to Protect Data

By IQT News posted 13 Mar 2020

(QuantumXC) In this blog, Quantum Xchange discusses its recent survey of 125 professionals on the ground at the 2020 RSA Conference in San Francisco and asked questions to understand their perceptions about the potential impact of quantum computers on existing encryption methods and the urgency of safeguarding systems from the looming quantum threat.
Three-quarters of security professionals at RSA said that quantum computers are already a threat to their organization or will be within 5 years, but most are not taking steps to protect their data. Despite the fact that a majority of respondents understand the threat of quantum computers and the need to prepare before an attack, 60% are not currently taking steps to protect their data.
Despite the looming threat, only 32% of respondents’ organizations are investing the same amount or more than last year in quantum-safe technology.
Our adversaries and competitors are sitting on stockpiles of critical data and collecting more all the time. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and for enterprises and governments, there’s simply too much at stake to fail to prepare for the quantum computing era.

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