Tuesday 17/1/2023 12:00-12:45 (Athens time)
Find out what steps to take now to prepare for the huge changes required in your organisation to migrate to quantum-resistant cryptography.
Get some good advice from a Cryptographic technology, governance and compliance expert on how to approach your PQC preparedness.
A common theme we regularly hear from CISOs is that cryptographic specialists are a sought after resource, hard to retain and expensive. Their skillsets are essential to manage, maintain and evolve the cryptographic systems that we rely on to protect our organisation’s sensitive data, applications or transactions. Cryptographic agility is organisation’s ability to expediently test, deploy and govern new cryptography under best practices, evolving standards and regulation.
The ubiquitous classical cryptographic algorithm suites we use today such as RSA have served us well and have remained remarkably stable over the past twenty years. As the power of computers has increased their security was simply strengthened by extending the key length and lifetime to maintain security.
However, a real ‘game changer’ is anticipated in the next 6 to 8 years which threatens the integrity and confidentiality of data and transactions protected by the classical algorithms we use today. Recent developments in the field of quantum physics means a new forthcoming Quantum Computers are will be powerful enough to crack many of the classical algorithms we rely on in IT in seconds, allowing the encrypted data they protect to be fully exposed.
This means much of the classical cryptography must be replaced by a new set of algorithms which are resistant to quantum computers. Extensive and invasive changes to our IT infrastructure at every level will be required and needs to be planned now and executed over the next 4-6 years.
The non-trivial migration to post quantum cryptography necessitates cryptographic agility and will test to breaking point these specialist people and your processes, let alone the technology challenges that come with it.
Alongside becoming “match fit” at Cryptographic Agility, an accurate Cryptographic Asset inventory is essential in your initial preparations. Entrust will discuss all these aspects in this informative 45 minute session on 17th January 2023 at 10am GMT.