IT - Encryption

Quantum Computing Doesn't Threaten Good Encryption - Yet
Data Center Knowledge, February 8th, 2019

"Quantum computers are currently extremely expensive, not very capable, and very few people know how to program them in a meaningful way...

There has been much gnashing of teeth about how the power and speed of quantum computing could threaten encryption. There's a lot that could happen by the time quantum computing is mainstreamed, but, for now, the technology does not pose a threat to good encryption..."

"While the current vendor environment clearly poses significant challenges and risks to businesses entrusting them with their data, use of encryption can, at least in many cases, materially mitigate that risk. The devil, however, is in the details..."

"Encryption can be critical to data security, but it's not a universal panacea...

Encryption is the answer to every cybersecurity issue. That message seems to flow from countless articles and blog posts on the Internet - so why isn't everything, everywhere, encrypted? As it turns out, issues with encryption make some data best left unencrypted where it sits.

Now, there's no denying that encryption is an enormously valuable tool and far more data should be encrypted than is currently being protected by the technique. Especially in certain regulatory frameworks, it can seem that full encryption is a forgone conclusion as a strategy..."

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