IBM co-created crucial first quantum-safe algorithms. Now we deliver industry-first quantum-safe technology, platforms, and services.
A window of opportunity
Your clients expect security. Get ready for the quantum era
Quantum computers are scaling rapidly. Soon, they will be powerful enough to solve previously unsolvable problems. But they come with a global challenge: fully-realized quantum computers will be able to break some of the most widely-used security protocols in the world.
The market is shifting. The vulnerabilities of encryption algorithms developed in the last century to face last-century threats are becoming clear. Governments and enterprises are rushing to secure their systems before anyone publicly reveals a quantum computer capable of breaking those aging algorithms.
Customers are learning that their sensitive data is already at risk. An adversary can harvest encrypted files and store them until more advanced quantum computers emerge. All data – past, present, and future – that is not protected using quantum-safe security is now a liability.
Expect growing demand for products and services that protect sensitive data against quantum threats. Work with IBM to migrate to quantum-safe security today.
IBM Quantum Safe
IBM Quantum Safe prepares large, complex enterprises and networks for the shift to quantum-safe cryptography.
Few large institutions can claim complete knowledge of their cybersecurity posture, which makes changing it harder. Our four-stage process for securing clients’ data and infrastructure matches IBM’s approach for preparing our own stack for quantum resilience.
We begin by identifying and mapping the highest priority data, applications and infrastructure. Through this process, clients gain new observability of their cryptographic infrastructure, create a process and architecture to deploy more broadly in future, and have the tools necessary to more easily upgrade it as new regulations and security concerns emerge.
Work with IBM experts to organize and prepare to initiate a quantum safe remediation program. Identify critical systems and align business stakeholder and IT management priorities. Establish operational environment to identify out-of-policy uses of cryptography and prioritize by risk.
Prioritize sensitive security issues using tools that identify exposure, business risks, and modernization opportunities. Conduct deeper scans of source and binary code to identify root causes. Create a roadmap to upgrading cybersecurity. Build a cryptographic bill of materials (CBOM) — an inventory of all security systems currently in place and how they are being used.
Following your roadmap and using IBM software tools, swap existing cryptography for quantum-safe cryptography. Test different approaches in a developer environment in preparation to implement them.
Taking advantage of your CBOM and IBM software tools, maintain continuous auditing and compliance validation across your entire network. Stay informed as new standards and vulnerabilities emerge and address them as needed.
Client case study
Vodafone and IBM Quantum Safe
IBM and Vodafone have partnered to secure telecom for the quantum computing era.
Three ways to modernize your cryptography posture with IBM
IBM offers products, technologies, and solutions to prepare your entire stack for quantum threats, and modernize your cybersecurity.
Achieve cryptographic agility
Gain new understanding and visibility across your business’s entire cybersecurity landscape. Use IBM tools to track vulnerabilities as they emerge and streamline remediation.
Prepare your roadmap against quantum risk
Get ready to secure your applications, data, and digital ecosystem. Inventory, prioritize by risk, and identify the best cryptography schemes to secure your data and your business for the quantum future.
Secure your infrastructure
Compute on hybrid cloud infrastructure that protects your data against quantum risk. Guard data in transit against harvest-now-decrypt-later attacks.
Discovery & Inventory
Create a live map of your cybersecurity to guide remediation. Build a cryptographic bill of materials (CBOM).
Explore new cryptographic methods in a developer environment. Prepare to deploy them to your stack.
Network scanning reveals non-quantum safe cryptography in use in an application with high-value business context.
Detailed scanning of the software components creates a Cryptography Bill of Materials (CBOM), which reveals that the web server does not comply with the CNSA 2.0 policy.
Remediation involves two steps: upgrading the web server with algorithms selected using IBM tools, then changing the configuration to enable quantum-safe cryptography.
Using IBM technology, the system is upgraded to use quantum-safe cryptography going forward.
Future-ready your applications and data today with IBM z16, the industry-first quantum-safe computing platform with on-chip AI inferencing.
IBM® Key Protect for IBM Cloud® has quantum-safe TLS modes to protect data in transit against harvest for later encryption.