BlackBerry CEO Says CIOs Must Prepare for Quantum Computer-Based Attacks

The Wall Street Journal

On October 4th, 2018, BlackBerry announced that they will be embedding the ISARA Radiate™ Security Solutions Suite to provide quantum-safe code-signing capabilities as a product in their cryptography array. Code-signing is essential to secure over-the-air software updates for connected devices. If broken by a quantum computer, adversaries will have to ability to impersonate a trusted software update and inject their own malicious code to gain control over the connected device. This could have a devastating impact on connected devices like autonomous vehicles, critical infrastructure and satellite communications.

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen understands the implications that quantum computers will have on modern-day cryptography solutions and is getting in front of the problem:

“Security threats will loom large when powerful quantum computers become commercialized and have the capacity to crack today’s commonly-used encryption methods — and it’s not too early to be investing in technology to reduce that risk”

Offering quantum-safe solutions in the BlackBerry portfolio will allow enterprise customers with critical services and assets to operate securely well into the quantum era.

Read the full article on The Wall Street Journal.

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