The Race to Deliver Quantum-Safe Cryptography
Quantum computers are very efficient at breaking existing encryption that rely on basic mathematical principle of factoring. These Public Key Encryption (PKI) systems will be left in the dust as quantum computers gain power, stability and coherence. Additionally, data stolen today can be decrypted by quantum computers while the data is still relevant and valuable. The Verge reports on how Lily Chen and her team of mathematicians at the US National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) is about to conclude their five-year competition of cryptographic algorithm submissions that protect against quantum computing threats. With these new and tested algorithms, the future of quantum cybersecurity is looking brighter.