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New CISA official identifies quantum computing as 'systemic risk' to critical infrastructure

By Mariam Baksh / December 19, 2018

China's development of quantum computing presents a “systemic risk” to national critical infrastructure and should spur government investment along with other efforts to mitigate potential threats to cybersecurity, according to the Department of Homeland Security official in charge of strategy, policy and plans for the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

“Encryption is a given in a lot of cybersecurity systems, so the ability to break that, to undermine that fundamental pillar of information security, creates a systemic risk across...

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