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Plan Now for Quantum Computing, Postquantum Cryptography and Security

Published: 03 August 2017

ID: G00332754

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath


Although quantum computing is still nascent, it potentially undermines many widely used cryptographic algorithms. Security and risk management leaders must assess enterprise dependence on cryptography and plan for agile migration to "postquantum" algorithms.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • What Is the Threat of Quantum Computers?


  • Evaluate the Progress of Postquantum Cryptographic Algorithms by Periodically Reviewing Standards Bodies
    • Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Prepare for the Migration to Postquantum Algorithms by Embracing Crypto-Agility

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