cryptography

Why Microsoft views quantum technology as a ‘big prize to go after’

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It’s one of many U.S. companies prioritizing this emerging and potentially disruptive field.

White House launches plan to safeguard US infrastructure against quantum computers of the future

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Future quantum computers might break much of the cryptography that currently protects modern digital communication on the internet. 

Federal court denies CACI bid protest over $774M encryption tech contract

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The Army previously rejected the company's proposal because of concerns over design flaws and conflicts of interest rules.

Post-quantum cryptography oversight lacking for agencies

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Agencies should be given a drop-dead date to submit plans for protecting their most sensitive data says one encryption expert.

Are agencies like Energy funding quantum technology wisely?

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China is sitting on the encrypted data it exfiltrates, waiting for a quantum computer capable of cracking it. Post-quantum cryptography is one way to protect time-sensitive information, while some technologists are rooting for quantum key distribution.

Yubico replacing FIPS security keys used by feds

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The company found a flaw in two versions of YubiKey FIPS Series devices that could affect cryptographic operations.

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