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Informative Article | Science and Technology | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023
Future of Current Encryption Algorithm in Quantum Computing Age and their Future
Abstract: The advent of quantum computing poses a formidable challenge to the security landscape, particularly in the realm of encryption. Current encryption algorithms, which have safeguarded sensitive data for decades, face unprecedented threats from quantum computers capable of solving complex mathematical problems exponentially faster than classical computers. This essay explores the challenges that quantum computing presents to existing encryption methods, focusing on the vulnerabilities of widely-used schemes like RSA and AES. In response to this quantum threat, the concept of post-quantum cryptography is introduced, encompassing innovative encryption techniques resilient to quantum attacks. Additionally, the notion of quantum-safe encryption is examined, highlighting efforts to develop encryption methods that can withstand quantum adversaries. The essay also underscores the gradual nature of the transition to quantum-resistant encryption and emphasizes the importance of proactive measures for organizations and governments. As we stand on the cusp of the quantum computing age, the future of current encryption algorithms remains uncertain, but it also promises a new era of cryptographic innovation and resilience.
Keywords: Quantum Computing, Encryption, Cryptography, Quantum-Safe Encryption
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,
Pages: 2111 - 2115