The past year has been amazing with achieving many diverse milestones which affect the cybersecurity world. There has been an advancement in quantum computing and quantum supremacy has been achieved. We are into the Second Round of NIST’s Post-Quantum Standardization process.
We have just entered into a new decade which will change our approach to cryptography and cybersecurity in general. We expect to see the first large-scale quantum computers in this decade. The speed at which cryptography needs to be updated and the number of potential threat vectors has greatly increased. The old static approach will no longer be able to handle the needs and demands of cybersecurity. Thus, for the coming decade, we need two main components to stay secure and up-to-date:
1. Post-Quantum Cryptography to be protected against quantum threats.
2. Cryptographic Agility to be able to update and change cryptography easily and at a low cost.
Last year, an important event took place, sponsored by Computing Community Consortium (CCC), with world-known professionals in the space, , including InfoSec Global’s team member, collaborating and contributing to an important report on Post-Quantum Cryptography and Cryptographic Agility. Thus, it is clear that those two main components are a must have in our new decade of cybersecurity.
A detailed report can be found here.
Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Stay secure and well protected in the cyberspace!