What is Quantum Computing and What Does It Have to Do with Encryption?

Data center cybersecurity managers have been getting warnings for years that quantum computing was on its way and it would break all existing encryption.

With quantum computing now on the verge of becoming real and early versions of these next-generation computers already available to the public and to governments, the time to take action is now.

Fortunately, there are steps that data centers can take, including evaluating new quantum-ready encryption algorithms and talking to vendors about their post-quantum encryption plans.

Quantum Computing Is Just Around the Corner — and Encryption Is in the Crosshairs

If you think of a classical computer as a bunch of coins on a table, heads and tails, ones and zeros, a quantum computer is what happens when you toss all the coins up in the air at once and watch them spin.

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