THE CHALLENGE TO LONG-TERM AUTHENTICATION
Enterprise IT teams and connected device manufacturers increasingly use public key infrastructure (PKI) for authentication and encryption. The digital certificates and signatures within these systems use security measures vulnerable to quantum-enabled attacks.
Why is this a concern? Large-scale quantum computing is expected in eight to ten years. Makers of durable connected devices and IT teams responsible for complex PKIs need solutions today to prepare for the quantum threat or risk losing control of devices and exposing mission-critical information in the quantum age.
The challenge: Current digital certificates can only manage one signature algorithm. This limitation makes a timely migration to quantum-safe security tricky. Bridging the gap between current and quantum-safe security — without affecting existing systems, adherence to standards, and end users — requires a new approach.