Should Russian businesses be doing more to protect their data from the threat posed by Quantum Computing?
PwC and the Russian Quantum Centre (RQC) believe they should for the following reasons:
- A rapid transition to new information security technologies, tools and methodologies is unrealistic because it requires significant infrastructural, cultural and procedural change, as well as funding. Transformation takes time and money.
- Cyber criminals are already capable of intercepting encrypted and strategically important confidential information and storing it. As quantum computing develops and becomes commercially viable they will be able to access and use quantum assets to break the encryption protecting this data.