The processing capability of near-future quantum computers poses a threat to current encryption and security methods. Solutions designed to counter this threat are known as post-quantum cryptography.
JP Morgan’s hire, Charles Lim, is an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore with a particular focus on quantum-resistant communications. Lim is expected to take on the role of head of quantum communications and cryptography for the bank’s newly established department.
Post-quantum cryptography was also referenced in a JP Morgan
, TechTrends, with its head of global technology applied research group, Marco Pistoia.
“Even now that quantum computers are not yet that powerful, we don’t have so much time left,” Pistoia said. “That’s because bad actors are already preserving private communications to attempt
The news marks a significant recognition by one of the world’s biggest banks of the need for putting post-quantum cryptography measures in place.
The news follows the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency establishing a Post Quantum Cryptography Initiative in July.
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