DISCQO: Discourse on Implications for Security and Crytpography from Quantum Oddness presented at TROOPERS 2012

by Graeme Neilson,

Tags: Security

Summary : Quantum computing is a fascinating, emerging technology with a potentially huge impact on security. This talk introduces the principles of quantum computing and the current state of the art. This is followed by a discussion on the uses of quantum based computer systems within security, the potential implications for cryptography, now and in the future, and the possibility of hacking current quantum based cryptography systems.
What is quantum computing?
What is quantum key exchange?
Can quantum key exchange be hacked?
Will a quantum computer be able to decrypt all my encrypted data?
Do I need a quantum computer?
Do quantum computers even exist?
What are the implications of quantum computing on my current cryptography?