• The impact of quantum computing on internet security will be so great we must start planning now.
• Its exponentially higher processing power will render widely used cryptography obsolete.
• 'Security agility' – crypto agility – is a key concept in being quantum-ready.
Strategic thinking has enabled many of mankind’s greatest successes. But when some leaps are just too big for a single bound, or seem too far into the future, strategic acting – incremental, consistent decision-making consistent with a long-term vision – can serve as an enabler for future success.
While an operationally viable quantum computer seems beyond the horizon to most, the steps needed to prepare for its inevitability are indeed within sight. We need more advanced planning in cyberspace to prepare for the impact of quantum computing,...