Secure Chorus and ISARA Corporation have announced a joint white paper on security issues raised by quantum computing and Introduces quantum-safe equivalents to replace current public key cryptosystems.
As innovators continue to make progress with quantum computers, organisations that process sensitive data for ten or more years, such as governments, financial services and healthcare, need to start planning for a post-quantum computing world.
Called 'The Quantum Revolution: Security Implications and Considerations', the white paper outlines security issues raised by quantum computing and introduces the identity-based public key cryptography MIKEY-SAKKE as a good candidate to be made quantum-safe. It offers a possible approach to make MIKEY-SAKKE quantum-safe and highlights the importance of doing so, due to the unique benefits this type of cryptography offers to enterprise. The paper also provides a framework for assessing when work should start on replacing public key cryptosystems.
The main difference between currently deployed (so-called 'classic') computers and quantum computers is that classic computers operate on bits (zero or one), while quantum computers operate on qubits (zero, one, or a little bit of both). As a...