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Quantum Readiness

Source(s):  cisa.gov, weforum.org
Release Date: Aug 21, 2023

 

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a joint factsheet, Quantum-Readiness: Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), to inform organisations, especially those that support Critical Infrastructure, of the impacts of quantum capabilities, and to encourage the early planning for migration to post-quantum cryptographic standards by developing a Quantum-Readiness Roadmap.

 

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Why Prepare now?

Early planning is deemed necessary as cyber threat actors could be targeting data today that would still require protection in the future (or in other words, has a long secrecy lifetime), using a catch now, break later or harvest now, decrypt later operation.

 

Many of the cryptographic products, protocols, and services used today that rely on public key algorithms (e.g., Rivest-Shamir-Adleman [RSA], Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman [ECDH], and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm [ECDSA]) will need to be updated, replaced, or significantly altered to employ quantum-resistant PQC algorithms, to protect against this future threat.

 

Organisations are encouraged to proactively prepare for future migration to products implementing the post-quantum cryptographic standards. This includes engaging with vendors around their quantum-readiness roadmap and actively implementing thoughtful, deliberate measures within their organizations to reduce the risks posed by a CRQC.

 

Read the Full Factsheet
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Source(s):  weforum.org
Release Date: 29 June 2023

 

Quantum Readiness Toolkit: Building a Quantum-Secure Economy

 

Accelerating developments in quantum computing pose new challenges to cybersecurity. The rise of quantum computers has the potential to compromise existing cryptographic systems, putting secure communications and data protection at risk. Organizations must adjust security practices and governance to address the quantum threat.

 

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Accelerating developments in quantum computing pose new challenges to cybersecurity. The rise of quantum computers has the potential to compromise existing cryptographic systems, putting secure communications and data protection at risk. Organizations must adjust security practices and governance to address the quantum threat.

 

Read the White Paper

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