The rise of Quantum computing and the cloud is rewriting the rules of what constitutes “encrypted” communications — with profound implications for the cyber security of our homeland.
“The cyber threat landscape is shifting in real-time, and we have reached a historic turning point,” said Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, in a recent statement. “It is clear that our cyber adversaries can now threaten the very fabric of our republic itself.”
Cybersecurity incidents and data breaches of recent years seem to provide evidence of an invisible warfare raging across the industrialized world with financial, energy and communications systems covertly under constant threat. At the same time, the dependence on data integrity and the reliability of critical infrastructures, particularly cyber physical systems in the military, is growing in importance by the day.