NextGov: How long can government encryption hold against quantum computers?

By: John Breeden II
August 16, 2016


If you think that quantum computers are the stuff of science fiction, you might be surprised to learn that there are several powerful ones operating right now at both government labs and private companies. And if they ever get working at full-power, they could be able to crack encryption like a hot knife through butter. NIST is worried enough about this new technology that it’s trying to preemptively create quantum-proof encryption even now.

Tune into NextGov for the full look at the pending encryption versus quantum computing wars.