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IBM Quantum Safe

Securing the world’s digital infrastructure for the era of quantum computing.

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What is IBM Quantum Safe?

IBM Quantum Safe is a portfolio of cryptographic technologies and consulting expertise to protect clients’ most valuable data in the quantum era.

Quantum computers will bring immense business value for clients, but will also be able to break the two most widely used security protocols in the world.

For example, until very recently methods of encryption based on prime factorization were considered unbreakable and were used to safeguard everything from email to banking to credit cards. Quantum algorithms can break these systems. Given the accelerated advancements of quantum computing, everything secured with prime factorization could become insecure in a matter of years.

Data considered securely protected today is already lost to a future quantum adversary if stolen or harvested. All data – past, present, and future – that is not protected using quantum safe security will be at risk. The longer that the migration to quantum safe standards is postponed, the more data remains at risk.

IBM is home to some of the best cryptographic experts globally who, after many breakthroughs, have developed quantum safe schemes that deliver practical solutions to this problem.

IBM Quantum Safe services

Quantum Safe Aware

Designed for security professionals and executives, our Quantum Safe Awareness service provides a regular flow of strategic insights for migration to the new generation of quantum safe cryptography. The service includes quarterly reports and a seat at quantum security seminars. We derive these deep insights and analysis from our proprietary primary research and hands-on experience migrating systems and solutions to quantum-safe.

Reports topics include:

  • Emerging threats from new quantum algorithms
  • The quantum impact on IT system security
  • Baselining the quantum risk within organizations
  • Discovering and prioritizing cryptography vulnerabilities
  • Quantum safe cryptographic algorithms
  • Quantum safe standardization at different standards organizations
  • Cryptographic agility as a vehicle for quantum migration
  • Cloud migration as a vehicle for cryptographic agility
  • Building skills in quantum safe cryptography
  • Quantum safe open-source activities

Quantum Safe Scope

Quantum safe strategies vary greatly by organizational type and operational footprint.

Quantum Safe Scope offers first-step strategic guidance and education to prioritize quantum safe initiatives for organizations tailored to organizational risk, IT strategy, supply-chain dependencies, and ecosystem operations.

IBM Quantum experts will work with you and your team in a Garage-style interactive workshop to identify and prioritize the right Quantum Safe initiatives for your organization. The Quantum Safe Scope workshop will surface key strategic dependencies and generate a targeted set of relevant initiatives.