Techwire Asia reports: Is post-quantum cybersecurity inevitable in APAC?
Aaron Raj / Techwire Asia / 14 July 2022
QuSecure is excited to share a recent article from Techwire Asia. The article covers the advancement of quantum computing and the industry’s potential impacts on Asia.
Key points of the articles include:
- Quantum computers will someday be able to crack modern encryption. This means companies and governments must investigate potential post-quantum cryptography (PQC) solutions. Additionally, it takes time to migrate to quantum-secure systems, so secure organizations must prepare ahead of time.
- The U.S. federal government recently began utilizing QuProtect, QuSecure’s PQC software, to orchestrate the world’s first post-quantum encryption communication on a government network. With QuProtect in place, data currently being transferred cannot be decrypted by anyone, and adversaries who steal data in the future will be unable to decrypt it even with a quantum computer.
- Other countries, especially those in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region, are taking notes on the U.S. government’s actions. Quantum computing has steadily gained momentum in Asia in recent years, with the University of Tokyo and IBM unveiling a new quantum computer in 2021. Additionally, China is already a world leader in quantum computing.
- Over 2021 and 2022, ransomware data shows the APAC region is the third most attacked region, after North America and Europe. This prevalence of attacks puts serious pressure on Asian governments to work towards a more secure future.