IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

In a paper in the ISACA Journal Michele Mosca, Ph.D, has highlighted the importance of preparing for the threats to cybersecurity that will be engendered by quantum computing.

The paper points out that quantum computing will result in all of the deployed public key cryptography being completely broken; and brute force attacks of symmetric ciphers will be significantly speeded up.

Organizations have stood on the sidelines and watched as research in quantum computing has progressed however “the wait-and-see approach is no longer a responsible option” says the author. “Protecting against quantum risk takes many years of planning and deployment. The realistic timelines for evolving to a quantum-safe infrastructure are comparable to the timelines for the quantum risk to become a reality. If one is responsible for providing medium- or long-term confidentiality, the risk of waiting is even more acute.”

Obtain the paper.

Want news and features emailed to you?

Signup to our free newsletters and never miss a story.

A website you can trust

The entire Continuity Central website is scanned daily by Sucuri to ensure that no malware exists within the site. This means that you can browse with complete confidence.

Business continuity?

Business continuity can be defined as 'the processes, procedures, decisions and activities to ensure that an organization can continue to function through an operational interruption'. Read more about the basics of business continuity here.

Get the latest news and information sent to you by email

Continuity Central provides a number of free newsletters which are distributed by email. To subscribe click here.