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Quantum Computing Threat To Security Infrastructure

Quantum computers are considered completely different from the common digital machines which are used today. They operate by taking advantage of unique aspects in quantum physics of materials to enable computations performed to find rapid solutions of specific problems in minutes, with ordinary high-performance computers which could take years.

Not yet existed and difficult engineering problems have to be resolved to realize their potential. Especially, the major challenge is to achieve dependable computation. Although sufficient progress in research has been made to consider that eventually such computers could be made.

In the United States, China, and other places considerable resources are being dedicated to this task with researchers at Google in the United States along with others attempting to solve the challenging engineering problems.

At such an early stage of technology, the level of interest is unprecedented in digital history. In case of success, these computers will make strategically critical cryptographic software obsolete which in today’s world protects most of the sensitive information.

Therefore interest in the development of cryptographic software which could not be broken by quantum computers is presently conceived. Actually in 2015 changes were carried out to new algorithms by the United States National Security Agency that will be safe from quantum computers.

Powerful computers will change cryptography software technology and simulations of complex chemical and physical systems will also be possible which are challenging for today’s supercomputers.

These simulations will open avenues to new chemical products and drugs. But the challenge to current data security that is raising the immediate concerns will activate the investment in curative solutions in both public and private sectors.

The report was issued in Canada on July 7, 2021, titled Canadian National Quantum Readiness, describing the guidelines and best practices to develop new software to stop the quantum computing threat.

The report says that the encryption technology will become obsolete one day which is securing the financial systems of Canada today. The financial data that bears Canada’s economy will certainly become at risk of cybercrime if we do nothing about it.

The National Security Agency of the United States took an early lead in highlighting the recognized threat. The White House on Jan 19, 2022, issued a memorandum on refining the internet security of the DefenseDepartment, Intelligence Community Systems, and National Security.

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