If you thought encryption was complicated now, wait ’til quantum computing

The big fear in the data encryption community is the advent of quantum computing. Computers so powerful they can crack any algorithm. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is in the midst of choosing among algorithms those its experts deem most resistant to quantum, as it develops post-quantum cryptography standards. Here with some pointers for federal IT security practitioners who want to better understand this technology, Federal News Network’s Tom Temin spoke with the head of quantum cybersecurity at a company called Quantinuum, Duncan Jones.