Prepare yourself for PQC and protect your data
Computers that exploit quantum mechanical properties offer the promise of (supposedly) unbreakable cryptography and other exciting applications, but they will also cause a huge, immediate problem: the day a large, practical quantum computer is developed, all existing widely-used asymmetric cryptography will be broken.
Post-Quantum Cryptography involves algorithms that run on classical computers, but are resistant to attack both by classical and quantum ones. A process is underway at NIST to standardise these algorithms so that the transition can start before large quantum computers become available. Here you can find links to our resources on post-quantum crypto, and how to start preparing by building your cryptographic inventory.
The advent of quantum computing makes cracking public key encryption entirely possible. What does this mean for the security of our existing data? How do we prepare ourselves to live in the post-quantum age?
Recent reports by ENISA (European equivalent to NIST) and the Cloud Security Alliance provide an interesting insight into the current state of the competition to create a new quantum-resistant algorithm.
Since we raised our 4.8M USD fundraising round in March 2021, our main concern at Cryptosense has been scaling up our whole organization, from engineering to sales to marketing. However, it became clear towards the end of 2021 that our scaleup operation was going to have to happen much faster than we had anticipated.
After six years of competition, analysis, and testing, NIST has finally selected a suite of four quantum secure algorithms that will be used to secure the world as quantum computers are adopted. Did they choose the right algorithms?
On the 18th of January, President Biden signed an Executive Order that instantly re-shaped priorities and plans across all Federal Agencies. You may recall the previous order that was put out in May 2021. What’s new?Where May 2021 set out intentions, January 2022 sets out demands. Advice becomes requirements, and those requirements now have deadlines. In some cases agencies have 180 days (18th of July), and in some cases 30 days (18th of February).
These are anxious times. For the worriers among us 2020 has been a bumper year. We’ve had a global pandemic and the rise of Fascism in democratic countries. Not content with this, the techno-literate fretful have added ‘Quantum Supremacy’ to the list of concerns....
In this solution briefing, we explain why you likely need to start planning your migration now, why investing in good cryptography management is the key to this preparation, and what other benefits this will have for your organisation.
In short, PQC is best seen as an opportunity to improve cryptography management in order to achieve a number of business benefits, including more robust security, fewer compliance failures and easier audits, fewer outages, and, when the time comes, a smooth migration to PQC.