Gartner Research

Quantum Cryptography: Too Early Even for Early Adopters

Published: 29 February 2008

ID: G00155292

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet


Quantum computing, and the potential disruptive nature of quantum cryptography and quantum cryptanalysis to encryption and IT security, are still hot topics in many security circles, at industry events, and in blog posts and academic communities. However, the reality remains many universes apart.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Encryption Challenge
  • The Impact of Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography on Security
  • The Real World of Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography
  • Are Qubits the Next Threat?

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