(SecurityBoulevard) The US Federal Government’s focus on the rest of 2019 and looking ahead to 2020 is on taking data-centric approaches to securing our data today more than ever.
Security blogger Brent Hansen writes, “We are closer than ever to quantum”. The research, funding, and innovation is happening now! In fact, the U.S. government just issued a solicitation asking for quantum computing experts to join the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee. We are expecting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to certify stateful hash-based algorithms later this year. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) also released a call for submissions on quantum in May.
Although quantum is not quite here today, it will be upon us before we know it and there is no ribbon for second place. The first to a quantum computer will have the power and capability to not only improve the world but also destroy all modern day encryption as we know it today. Nothing will be safe unless we continue to invest and innovate around this.

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