Chief Information Security Officer
Ascena Retail Group
This forward-looking session explores the potential effects that advances in quantum computing and quantum cryptography may have on confidentiality, integrity, and expectations of privacy. From potential challenges such as rendering some or all current encryption algorithms obsolete via sheer processing power, to the vision of a re-imagined Quantum Internet that could possibly guarantee confidentiality, the information discussed is intended to provoke long-term, strategic thinking with regard to the security landscape we may face in five or 10 years. Whether the advent of quantum-based computing and cryptography turns out to be beneficial or harmful (or both), expectations must be reset and realigned to plan for such a paradigm shift.