Quantum Resistant Security

Innovation Session

Time: 3:10 PM – 3:40 PM


Session Description:

Quantum computing’s impact is likely to be large—the potential computational power could render today’s encryption algorithms obsolete. The White House’s National Security Memorandum on Promoting US Leadership in Quantum Computing While Mitigating Risks to Vulnerable Cryptographic Systems states that “America must start the lengthy process of updating our IT infrastructure today to protect against this quantum computing threat tomorrow.”  The memo continues by stressing that, “Central to this migration effort will be an emphasis on cryptographic agility, both to reduce the time required to transition and to allow for seamless updates for future cryptographic standards.”

The Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act also places similar emphasis on need for crypto-agile applications, hardware, and software. Keep in mind that even if a crypto-analytically relevant quantum computer is a decade away, bad actors can take note of potential vulnerabilities now, and exploit them later.

Attend this session learn how to start the transition to quantum-safe cryptography. Industry experts from NIST and Thales TCT will provide a brief overview of the quantum threat and current initiatives within government and industry designed to mitigate the associated risks. Lastly, the speakers will discuss key factors to consider when preparing for a quantum-safe encryption strategy:

  • Know your risks – Learn how long-term data is subject to early attacks and about key initiatives that address the quantum threat
  • Focus on crypto agility – Learn what to look for in a quantum-resistant crypto solution
  • Start today – Learn how to design a quantum resistant architecture