Quantum cryptography represents the next line of IT defense

Quantum cryptography represents the next line of IT defense
Document type
Article
Author(s)
Hengerer, Roland; Illsley, Martin; Black, David
Publisher
Accenture
Date of publication
1 February 2005
Series
Institute for High Performance
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This article explains how quantum cryptography addresses a weak link of classic cryptography - key distribution - and offers a source of competitive advantage for early adopters. Quantum cryptography may sound futuristic, but with commercial quantum cryptography products already available, some organizations are considering it now as a viable means to improve IT security. What's more, quantum cryptography will help defend IT systems against future security threats such as quantum or molecular computing.

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