Conf42: Quantum Computing 2022


Quantum Computing: Implications for Security

Robert Slade
Malware Researcher

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Quantum computing has been seen, in trade, research, and even science fiction literature, as a way to crack encryption keys with ease.

With the advent of the first practical (and now commercial!) quantum computing devices, it is possible to see that such a “universal decryption” application is likely a long ways off.

On the other hand, there are some very interesting applications that are much closer, with implications, both positive and negative, for information security.

This presentation will provide a brief outline of the realities and limitations of quantum computing, and then look at a wide variety of applications and implications in all domains of security.

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