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Bad actors are likely siphoning sensitive encrypted
data off the Internet today and simply holding onto it
until - maybe 5 or 10 or 15 years from now - advances
in quantum computing make unlocking it possible.
Map your encryption systems.
Organizations and government agencies
in particular need to assess how they
currently protect data from theft
and prevent decryption, then retool
systems that they find are inadequate.
Some environments are historically
slow to adopt next-generation security
capabilities. For example, there are
government agencies still running
1950s-era COBOL-based apps on some
systems. Developing a comprehensive
understanding of where traditional
encryption is used and what potential
risks exist in each domain should start
today.
Develop Incentives. Bad actors may
have stronger incentives to use quantum
computing for malicious intent than
those of us who want to use quantum
computing for good. Governments and
the technology industry need to partner
in influencing market forces that drive
faster adoption of quantum resistant
algorithms and look for ways to utilize
quantum computing for good.
Such moves will help companies - and
nations - prepare for the security risks
posed by quantum computing, along
with all the benefits it will bring. The first
step is recognizing that it is never too
early to prepare for future risk, especially
when the stakes are as high as they are
with quantum computing and the threat
it poses to encryption.
Takeaways:
* Quantum computing could
enable decryption of data
currently protected by traditional
encryption algorithm, putting
all kinds of data at risk, from
corporate intellectual property
to personal information such
as biometric data. We need
to defuse this risk long before
it manifests itself in security
incidents.
* In assessing your organization's
risk, first, evaluate the sensitivity
of types of data over time, and
second, gauge its vulnerability:
If the potential for harm is
great, you need to prepare for
the threat, even if the current
probability is low.
* There are a number of steps
organizations can begin taking
now, including mapping your
current encryption systems and
moving to quantum-resistant
algorithms as they are developed.
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