The Cyberwire: Industry Comment on Data Privacy Week
The Cyberwire / 27 January 2023
Rebecca Krauthamer, C-Founder and CPO from QuSecure, is adamant about the necessity of preparing for a future with quantum-safe security solutions. She warns that “Ahead of Data Privacy week on January 28th, it is vital for federal agencies, commercial organizations, and other infrastructure providers to assess their current encryption and cybersecurity practices for potential vulnerabilities, and start preparing for post-quantum encryption.”
Despite some believing that a quantum computer powerful enough to break encryption is still a decade away, Krauthamer warns of the hazardous implications of waiting. She explains, “Hackers are already seizing and storing sensitive data knowing they will soon be able to use quantum technology to access it. Well-funded hacking organizations and governments are actively working to accelerate quantum development, making it more likely that we will have access to more powerful quantum capabilities—and the associated security threats to our current encryption—much sooner than we might expect.”
Krauthamer urges, “Every day we don’t convert our security posture to a quantum-safe one, there’s no recovering from the damage that will be done.” Evidently, taking preventative measures to ensure quantum-safe encryption is crucial to protect sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
The importance of making security solutions quantum-safe cannot be understated. Rebecca Krauthamer, C-Founder and CPO from QuSecure, emphasizes the danger of waiting too long before making the transition: “Every day we don’t convert our security posture to a quantum-safe one, there’s no recovering from the damage that will be done.” The time to act is now, Data Privacy Week is a perfect time to start.
The future of data security depends on it.
Read the full article from The Cyberwire here.