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In Episode 39, Wayne examines the need for quantum safe encryption and the disastrous effects a business might suffer if building or acquiring adequate quantum security is ignored.
00:08 — Quantum safe encryption does what the name suggests: Protects data from future quantum computers.
00:40 — The NIST has identified four candidate encryption keys to protect sensitive data from future quantum computing power, despite this level of computing remaining in development for now.
01:32 — Why does quantum safe encryption matter when quantum computers aren’t around yet? Encrypted data includes patient data, social security numbers, proprietary tech, digital signatures and more. If evildoers find a way to crack that data years in the future, signatures on contracts signed today could be replaced or erased in an undetectable fashion.
02:47 — Executives need to be proactive in building or acquiring encryption tools to protect themselves from future cybersecurity threats.
03:05 — The U.S. intelligence community is already gearing up its “quantum-resistant algorithm standards.”
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