Defanging the Horror of Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is often in the news, mostly about how it’s going to destroy the world as nation-states bust the hardest encryptions around so they can steal national and corporate secrets. However, there are no quantum computers available today that can actually accomplish the task and, thankfully, there are whole industries popping up to deal with the worst aspects of the tech while encouraging some good things.

The most commonly known of these industries is quantum computing cryptography. Since government-sponsored quantum computers are likely developed for malicious activity, creating encryption blocking the worst of intentions makes sense. But another area that needs consideration is protecting the intellectual property of those computing technologies.

We talked with Eric Garcell of Classiq, one of the companies dedicated to protecting quantum computing IP about why quantum computers are a good thing and that, in some cases, are doing good things now.

Lou Covey is the Chief Editor for Cyber Protection Magazine. In 50 years as a journalist he covered American politics, education, religious history, women’s fashion, music, marketing technology, renewable energy, semiconductors, avionics. He is currently focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He published a book on renewable energy policy in 2020 and is writing a second one on technology aptitude. He hosts the Crucial Tech podcast.

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