Quantum computers pose a security threat that we’re still totally unprepared for

MIT Technology Review

A recent report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has outlined the importance of taking the quantum threat seriously, and the need to begin preparing today. While quantum computers will bring with them possible major advancements in the fields of medicine, chemistry, machine learning, and more, there is a negative impact on current public key cryptography causing widespread vulnerabilities. With a quantum computer large enough to crack RSA-1024, the majority of everyday online transactions will suddenly be susceptible to being decrypted creating a privacy crisis:

“It’s possible that highly capable quantum machines will appear before then, and if hackers get their hands on them, the result could be a security and privacy nightmare.”

Scott Totzke, CEO & Co-founder of ISARA interviewed with Martin Giles of the MIT Technology Review to discuss the industry’s and ISARA’s push for widespread adoption of quantum-safe solutions into sectors including automotive, government and finance.

Read the full article on MIT Technology Review.

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