Schrodinger’s Encryption: What The CISO Needs To Know About Quantum Cybersecurity

Until the CISO opens the box, quantum computing will remain both a cybersecurity threat and opportunity at the same time

There’s a brilliant Dilbert cartoon where the pointy-haired boss asks Wally how his quantum computer project is doing and whether he can observe it, to which Wally replies ‘that’s a tricky question.’ The pointy-haired boss could just as easily have been asking about quantum key distribution (QKD) and the answer would have been the same. Cybersecurity is constantly evolving, and the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has to evolve in parallel. The job description for most CISO positions doesn’t currently require a physics degree, but could that all be about to change?

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