Quantum Threats: The Next Undefended Frontier of Cybersecurity

Presenter: Mike Brown, CTO & Co-Founder, ISARA Corporation

Abstract: Cybersecurity threats are evolving more quickly than most organizations can pivot to defend against them. The 2016 IDC report states that “worldwide spending on cybersecurity products and services [is expected] to eclipse $1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021” but we still may not be combatting emerging threats in the right ways.

While we’re battling against growing threats from conventional computers, quantum computers are a growing shadow on the threat landscape, and people are already starting to think about how to get ready. Quantum safe options are becoming available, and bring with them new ways of thinking about how to integrate security solutions based on fundamentally different problems. What happens to TLS? What happens to VPN? What happens to PKI? Is your business ready? What potential threats should you be evaluating in your security strategy for 2017?

In this talk, we’ll cover the 360-degree view of becoming quantum resistant. What is a quantum computer? Why will it cause problems for your security systems? How do you use quantum safe security?! How does entering the quantum age impact common tools like TLS, VPN, and PKI, and what are the challenges they’ll face? And most importantly, when do you need to worry?


Watch the webcast presentation “Quantum Threats: The Next Undefended Frontier of Cybersecurity” via BrightTalk (free registration is required).