Is the U.S. Ready for a Quantum Leap in Computing?

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Through comparing the quantum initiative to the Manhattan Project, author Chase Gunter communicates the urgency to begin investing in quantum-safe (also referred to as quantum-resistant) cryptography today. Scott Totzke, CEO & Co-Founder of ISARA Corporation, briefly explains the timeline of this quantum threat,

“We’ve fundamentally built a trust system…based on public-key cryptography, which we know to be susceptible to the advent of large-scale quantum computing. We don’t know what that date is… But we do know the public-key infrastructure, the underlying cryptography that we have built our entire technology industry on since the 70s, is going to be broken, and we need to do something different than what we’re doing today.”

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