Booz Allen Report On CISOs And China Quantum Computing Risks, Expert Weighs In

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 25, 2021 06:29 am PST

BACKGROUND:

New findings from Booz Allen Hamilton in examine threats around Chinese advances in quantum computing, in which the country has long invested heavily.  Among key findings:

  • By the end of the 2020s, Chinese threat groups will likely collect data that enables quantum simulators to discover new economically valuable materials, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
  • State-aligned cyber threat actors will attempt to gain such data to advance their mission/national priorities.
  • China’s potential ability to ultimately decrypt stolen data creates immediate security risks for CISOs managing classified or sensitive data of enduring value.