Information Security experts commenting on news that the NSA Swears It Won’t Allow Backdoors in New Encryption Standards. The genesis is comments made by the NSA Director of Cybersecurity last week that there will be no backdoors in the quantum computer resistant encryption standards being developed by the federal government. Following this line of thinking, we asked Rajiv Pimplaskar, CEO of Dispersive Holdings, the following question: Is there a way to make encryption unbreakable by quantum computers?
Yes, the way to achieve this is to transform a historic and theoretical combinatoric math problem into a more pragmatic data detection and capture one. Such principles have been applied in the military space and can be adopted to cloud and Internet infrastructures. Technologies are commercially available today that can achieve this while leveraging existing encryption standards that are already proven in the field.
A modern VPN that can abstract, obfuscate and leverage simultaneous multipath connections can make the environment unbreakable even by quantum computers. Such an advanced network needs to offer a separate control and data plane. Each should utilize their own encryption methods. Data payload should be multipath with individualized rotating keys that cannot be decrypted in transit. This can ensure that even in the event of a compromise, the damage is isolated and localized and automatically remediated as part of the key rotation window.