Bloomberg Interviews ID Quantique CEO Gregoire Ribordy
In recent months, the mainstream media has featured a growing number of articles on the potential impact of the quantum computer. The exponential increase in processing power that comes with the transition from bits to Qubits has wide-ranging implications for the fields of scientific research, big data analytics and artificial intelligence.
As tech giants across the world compete in the race for “quantum supremacy”, cyber security professionals are eyeing the future with a degree or two less of enthusiasm. The processing power of a quantum computer poses a serious threat to the public key infrastructure that much of the world currently relies on to secure data in motion.
In an interview for Bloomberg last month, ID Quantique CEO Gregoire Ribordy explains how Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) can help provide long-term data security in a post-quantum computing world.
“The cybersecurity community must recognize the risks of quantum computing,” says Ribordy. “Our challenge is to help governments and businesses be ready.”
In addition to an overview of QKD, and the increase in adoption of the technology, the article explains how the recent investment in QKD from QTEC in China should act as a wake-up call to the rest of the world.
“Every country has to improve its defense against attacks,” Ribordy says. “China is doing it, and I think other countries should be doing it, too.”
The article includes references from Flashpoint, the UK National Cyber Security Centre and Innovate UK. To conclude, the Bloomberg article predicts that QKD will become more accessible globally in the future and that the growing market for QKD is a direct result of organisations preparing for the quantum hacks of the future.
Here is the Original Bloomberg article.