TW12 Fast Focus: How Quantum Computers Can Break Crypto in 20 Minutes

August 5th, 2020

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Intermediate

Roger Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist

KnowBe4, Inc.

Quantum computers are getting ready to be powerful enough to break traditional public key crypto and weaken everything else by half. Attend this 20-minute presentation and learn how quantum computers can do that. How can a quantum computer do what a traditional, binary computer can’t do? It isn’t all due to increased speed, although that’s part of it. And a quantum computer can’t do it alone. Attend to learn all the factors that had to come together to get ready for the impending crypto break.

You will Learn:

  • How quantum computers break crypto
  • What types of crypto do quantum computers break and weaken
  • How quantum-resistant ciphers work