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By exploiting quantum properties, quantum computing tantalizes with its potential to solve problems whose solutions are either beyond the capacity of classical computers or whose attainment would require unrealistic time frames on classical compute systems.  

Yet, alongside these exciting potential benefits, quantum computing poses significant risks to the economic and national security of the United States.  The cryptographic impact on present public key infrastructure and other cybersecurity protocols by a cryptographically relevant quantum computer could jeopardize civilian and military communications, undermine supervisory and control systems for critical infrastructure, and defeat security protocols for most Internet-based financial transactions.

In order to balance the competing opportunities and risks of quantum computers, a balanced approach to technology promotion and protection is essential.  The Quantum Collaborative is committed to advance research and development toward a quantum-safe paradigm for our economic and national security.

This content is taken from QED-C’s ‘A Guide to a Quantum-Safe Organization‘ and the National Security Memorandom/NSM10. 

Steering committee

Michel Kinsy

Associate Professor, School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Arizona State University

Expertise: Hardware security, Quantum-proof crypto-systems design, compute acceleration engines architectures

Gil Speyer

Director, Research Technology Office, Computational Research Accelerator, Arizona State University

Expertise: Quantum Computing simulation environments, HPC, numerical methods

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