Zoom Adopts NIST-Approved Post-Quantum End-to-End Encryption for Meetings

May 22, 2024 at 01:33AM Zoom has introduced post-quantum end-to-end encryption for its Meetings, with plans to extend it to Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms. This advanced security feature uses Kyber-768 and aims to counter potential threats from quantum computers in the future. It necessitates updated Zoom app versions for all participants, and other companies … Read more

Blinken: Digital Solidarity Is ‘North Star’ for US Policy

May 7, 2024 at 08:40AM US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced a federal initiative, the US International Cyberspace and Digital Policy Strategy, to establish international norms for digital technology, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity and democratic values. He urged global participation and highlighted the need for digital solidarity to counter strategic rivals and … Read more

Machine Identity Firm Venafi Readies for the 90-day Certificate Lifecycle

May 1, 2024 at 10:15AM Google proposed a 90-day limit for digital certificate lifespans, which would significantly impact enterprise certificate management. While this move aims to improve cybersecurity and prepare for quantum-proof certificates, it will also increase complexity for enterprises. Venafi has introduced a 90-Day TLS Readiness solution to automate and manage the transition effectively. … Read more

How Boards Can Prepare for Quantum Computers

April 17, 2024 at 08:45AM Quantum computing drives applications for big-data processing, healthcare, finance, communications, and more. It poses a serious threat to classical cybersecurity. Enterprise executives should consider preparing for a future migration to quantum computing. Boards must address vulnerabilities, plan for system upgrades, and ensure quantum-resistant infrastructure. Quantum security requires strategic planning and … Read more

Heartbleed is 10 Years Old – Farewell Heartbleed, Hello QuantumBleed!

April 2, 2024 at 07:09AM The Heartbleed bug turned ten years old on April 1, posing a risk of reoccurrence due to quantum computing. The bug, identified in 2014, affected a vast portion of the internet, allowing attackers to steal sensitive data. Quantum decryption could amplify this threat, leading to potential economic and security crises. … Read more

Apple, Signal Debut Quantum-Resistant Encryption, but Challenges Loom

February 27, 2024 at 04:42PM Apple has introduced the PQ3 post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) protocol, a quantum-resistant encryption for iMessage. This is part of a trend driven by the emerging capabilities of quantum computing. The shift towards PQC will have broad implications for various industries and require a long, complicated migration path. The timeline for quantum … Read more

Cyber Insights 2024: Quantum and the Cryptopocalypse

February 27, 2024 at 09:45AM SecurityWeek’s Cyber Insights 2024 covers cybersecurity pain points for CISOs, notably the impact of quantum computing on encryption. While PQC offers a temporary solution, its own vulnerabilities warrant caution. The text emphasizes the need for crypto agility and proactive measures, urging organizations to address these challenges promptly. The meeting notes … Read more

Apple Unveils PQ3 Protocol – Post-Quantum Encryption for iMessage

February 22, 2024 at 11:51AM Apple announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol, PQ3, to be integrated into iMessage for enhanced security against future quantum computer threats. Described as groundbreaking and having the strongest security properties, PQ3 combines Kyber and ECC to achieve Level 3 security. The support for PQ3 is expected to roll out with … Read more

Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance Launches to Advance Post-Quantum Cryptography

February 6, 2024 at 05:32PM The Linux Foundation launches the Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance (PQCA) to advance post-quantum cryptography and address security challenges posed by quantum computing. Supported by industry leaders, the PQCA seeks to develop high-assurance software implementations and support the adoption of post-quantum algorithms. The initiative encourages participation and collaboration. More info at PQCA … Read more

Accenture and SandboxAQ Collaborate to Help Organizations Protect Data

January 16, 2024 at 05:44PM Accenture and SandboxAQ are partnering to offer AI and quantum computing solutions for cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The collaboration aims to help organizations identify and mitigate threats posed by AI-enabled cyberattacks and quantum computing-based decryption. Accenture will leverage SandboxAQ’s Security Suite to provide comprehensive AI-enabled cryptographic management. The partnership will also develop … Read more