Technology giant IBM has debuted a new set of tools and capabilities designed as an end-to-end, quantum-safe solution to secure organizations and governmental agencies as they head toward the post-quantum computing era. Announced at its annual Think conference in Orlando, Florida, Quantum Safe technology combines expertise across cryptography and critical infrastructure to address the potential future security risks that quantum computing poses, according to the company. IBM also unveiled the Quantum Safe Roadmap to guide industries along their journey to post-quantum cryptography.
Security experts and scientists predict that quantum computers will one day be able to break commonly used encryption methods rendering email, secure banking, cryptocurrencies, and communications systems vulnerable to significant cybersecurity threats. Organizations, technology providers, and internet standards will therefore soon be required to transition to quantum-safe encryption.