Quantum computers will fundamentally change how organizations secure their most sensitive data
Shor’s algorithm published in 1994 uses a quantum computer to factor an integer N into its prime number factors. It proves that what once took eons to compute will only take seconds. Large prime numbers that form the underpinnings of today’s public-private key encryption protocols, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) will be easily and quickly factored by quantum computers leaving mission-critical data exposed and at risk.
The computing and threat landscape continues to evolve and change
As technology heavyweights like IBM and Google race for quantum supremacy, nation-state actors and cybercriminals are stockpiling encrypted data now, to be deciphered later by quantum computers. This means that critical, SSL-protected data taken during breaches like Yahoo, OPM, and Equifax is vulnerable to exploitation.
Organizations without a well-articulated, quantum-risk management plan will begin to lose business, confidence, and trust to organizations that do.
With Quantum Xchange’s applied quantum cryptography, you avoid:
SSL scraping attacks
Potential backdoors and yet-to-be-discovered vulnerabilities
Quantum-computing nullification of public/private encryption key transfer methods
There is a solution, available today
The solution does not require ripping and replacing existing encryption solutions. It does not depend on complex math to secure the data, and is not vulnerable to transmission eavesdropping, so networks do not have to be physically secured. The answer is Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).
In contrast to public-key cryptography protocols like Diffie-Hellman, RSA and elliptic-curve cryptography, QKD systems leverage the fundamental properties of quantum mechanics – using photons of light, not prime numbers, to physically transfer a shared secret between two entities. QKD takes advantage of a photon’s multiple quantum states, coupled with its no-change and no-cloning attributes, which means keys cannot be unknowingly interrupted, corrupted, cloned, or exposed during transmission.