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In order to mitigate such a risk, we
cannot think of quantum in terms of
" eventually " or " tomorrow. " We must
address the quantum decryption
risk today, before it manifests itself
in catastrophic intelligence security
incidents tomorrow.
The vulnerability of
traditional encryption
Encryption is everywhere. In our digital
infrastructure, sophisticated security
algorithms encrypt all manner of data:
stored and transmitted data; data
residing in individual applications; and
public sector, business and personal
information. Encryption is embedded in
the web infrastructure, digital certificate
ecosystems, and code-signing
ecosystems.
Traditional encryption does two things.
It secures data so that only parties with
appropriate rights can access it. It also
ensures integrity, for instance when it
confirms that the bank website with
which you are transacting and sharing
personal data, is not a fraudulent one.
The processing power of quantum
computing will dwarf the capabilities of
even today's supercomputers for certain
workloads, making it possible to break
current secure encryption methods
and compromise all encrypted data
transferred over the internet. This would
enable adversaries to impersonate
trusted entities, access data, and
decrypt all manner of information,
including corporate intellectual
property, government secrets with
national security implications, and
How is quantum
computing
different?
Traditional computing, based on
transistors and electricity, uses
software written in binary code.
Quantum computing harnesses
quantum mechanics using two
properties of subatomic particles,
superposition and entanglement,
to process data. Superposition
allows data to exist in multiple
states and places simultaneously;
entanglement allows computation
of extremely large sets of
opportunities. Together, these
properties will allow quantum
computers to perform with
exponentially increased efficiency
and speed.
All massively disruptive
technologies, from transistors
to integrated circuits, modern
computers and cloud, start out as
theoretical advances in search of
practical applications. Over time,
successes accumulate, expertise
increases, costs fall and entrenched
paradigms collapse. Quantum
computing appears to be tracking
the evolution of other major
technical advances.
personal information such as biometric
data, health and financial records.
In fact, that incursion is undoubtedly
already underway. Bad actors are likely
siphoning sensitive encrypted data off
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