Quantum computing is a prevalent topic within technology news that is gaining momentum and critical mass. Often technology leaders find it difficult separate fact from fiction, but still need to answer questions from their c-level executive suite with regards to impact to the business at large.
These questions are sometimes driven by the news and various press releases as large companies start to announce their plans for entering the quantum computing era. Most large cloud computing providers have indicated that they intend to offer cloud-based quantum computing services as this technology matures. Many have made investments to bring quantum computing out of university research labs and into the hands of commercial innovation centers that are eager to explore the beneficial impacts of quantum computing on their business.
While the technology race has started to find useful and practical applications for quantum computing, in contrast there is a growing concern about the risk posed by quantum computing to cybersecurity and the potential for fraud and business instability. Risk management teams are taking note of this threat on the horizon and tracking the next generation of quantum-safe cryptography as it moves through the standardization process. New post-quantum cryptography standards are expected to be released in 2023-2025 by NIST. At which point, it is anticipated that security regulations will be updated to encourage a migration to these new standards.
Unfortunately, these algorithms are not drop-in replacements for current cybersecurity systems in place today. The algorithms have peculiarities and they may present challenges for organizations when attempting a sensible migration, especially for core or entrenched IT systems. The format for this workshop is 1-day interactive onsite, or half-day remote delivery and covers the following topics:
The workshop is facilitated by evolutionQ staff and delivered remotely via web conference or on-site in an interactive workshop format.
Director, Quantum Risk Management
John leads our quantum threat and risk assessment business to help organizations understand and manage their cyber security issues. John has worked with organizations in government and industry to assist the migration of their systems and practices to quantum-safety.