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.