Quantum computing’s threat to crypto — Part 2

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Work on quantum computers is accelerating as developers grow more confident that they will be able to address problems that are intractable with classical computing. That may be good news in some contexts, but bad news for cryptography. The concern is that quantum computers will crack the cryptographic schemes that protect our online lives, financial systems, and communications networks. An algorithm to do so has been around since 1994, awaiting the development of a quantum computer upon which it can run. The challenge in cryptography is to find a way in which two entities can communicate securely over a public channel. This is easy to do if the entities can meet and share a secret for use as the basis of a coding scheme. It’s more difficult if the two entities never meet, and so cannot share a secret in this way. Public key schemes address the...

TrueFort Recognized as Top Enterprise Threat Detection Product in Computing Security Excellence Awards

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WEEHAWKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TrueFort, the cloud and application workload protection company, today announced that it has been named Enterprise Threat Detection Product of the Year in the 2020 Computing Security Excellence Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the IT industry's leading security companies, solutions, products and personalities. According to Computing, all businesses are under almost constant cyber-attack, from low-level scattergun types to more targeted, sophisticated strategies. Enterprise Threat Detection tools help organizations identify attacks as they occur, and analyze the threats quickly enough to respond and mitigate them. “The majority of threat detection tools available today focus on IT infrastructure, but applications hold the keys to the kingdom and have access to crown jewel data,” said Sameer...