A quantum security leap?

What is quantum security, what are the real world implications for the enterprise and is it really unbreakable? Davey Winder has been investigating...

As IT PRO reported earlier this month, a loophole involving the use of using custom bright illumination to 'blind' quantum key distribution system detectors could allow attackers to gain control and copy the encryption key without creating any disturbance and so without alerting the system to the presence of an attacker.

It's not all bad news for the quantum security world though as Serdar Cabuk in Deloitte's security team points out. Smaller and cost-effective devices that implement quantum cryptography may eventually replace traditional security schemes that rely on PINs and passwords.

Featured Resources

What you need to know about migrating to SAP S/4HANA

Factors to assess how and when to begin migration

Download now

Your enterprise cloud solutions guide

Infrastructure designed to meet your company's IT needs for next-generation cloud applications

Download now

Testing for compliance just became easier

How you can use technology to ensure compliance in your organisation

Download now

Best practices for implementing security awareness training

How to develop a security awareness programme that will actually change behaviour

Download now

Most Popular

data governance

Brexit security talks under threat after UK accused of illegally copying Schengen data

10 Jan 2020
cyber security

If not passwords then what?

8 Jan 2020
Policy & legislation

GDPR and Brexit: How will one affect the other?

9 Jan 2020
web browser

What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

7 Jan 2020