How the Pentagon’s new cloud initiative ignores the quantum threat

Fifth Domain Cyber

Federal governments realize the important role they play in preparing for both the positive and negative disruption that large-scale quantum computing will bring with it. However, as other emerging technologies are rolled out, such as cloud computing, incorporating quantum-safe security from the outset is essential. In this article, Thomas Keelan, a research associate at the Hudson Institute, states that emerging technologies need to be considered in combination to ensure the security of military secrets is not compromised.

Alan Panezic, VP of Strategic Partnerships, emphasizes this point stating,

“The DoD has to embrace cryptographic agility now. By moving to the cloud, you’re already fully analyzing all aspects of security and efficiency, and so it’s the easiest time to figure out where your quantum weaknesses are. If you don’t, it’s a huge lost opportunity.”

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