Keynote: Future-Proofing Data Transmissions with Post-Quantum VPN

The day a cryptographically relevant quantum computer (CRQC) with enough power to crack modern encryption arrives is fast approaching. In anticipation of that threat, governments worldwide are advising agencies and commercial entities to start taking action now. Although these powerful quantum computers are not expected to  exist for another 5 to 15 years, malicious actors are already undertaking harvesting attacks – where a copy of the data transmission is kept until a CRQC is available to break the encryption keys.

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology and industry leaders are busy working on post-quantum security solutions to prevent harvesting attacks, and solutions based on open standards are already available, with more on the way. This session will address two ways of future-proofing data transmissions with post-quantum VPNs. Security and network administrators, quantum migration specialists, and key decision makers must become familiar with the options and the benefits they provide to start planning their path to a quantum-resistant world now.