Accelerating developments in quantum computing pose new challenges to cybersecurity. The rise of quantum computers has the potential to compromise existing cryptographic systems, putting secure communications and data protection at risk. Organizations must adjust security practices and governance to address the quantum threat.
The Quantum Readiness Toolkit presents a set of guiding principles for organizations to navigate the quantum computing era securely. These principles cover key areas such as strategizing for future-proof technology, integrating quantum risk into governance structures and risk management processes, and acquiring the necessary talent. By adopting a proactive approach to security and risk management, organizations can better understand and mitigate the risks associated with quantum computing.
The toolkit emphasizes the importance of prioritizing quantum risk alongside existing risks and advocates for a global, cross-border approach to cybersecurity and governing quantum risk. It provides organizations with a framework to assess their quantum readiness and identifies steps to prioritize and enhance their quantum security measures. Though organizations vary in size, industry and maturity, the toolkit is offered a starting point for developing a tailored strategy for quantum readiness.
By embracing this guidance, organizations can navigate the challenges of quantum computing and protect their critical assets and information in this new era of technology.
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