[Cryptography] Quantum computers and the Government

Jerry Leichter leichter at lrw.com
Wed Sep 1 14:52:08 EDT 2021

Is NSA watching this list! :-)  They’ve (kind of) posted an answer to the underlying question just today. See https://media.defense.gov/2021/Aug/04/2002821837/-1/-1/1/Quantum_FAQs_20210804.PDF

One quote:
Q: Is NSA worried about the threat posed by a potential quantum computer because a CRQC [Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computer] exists?
A: NSA does not know when or even if a quantum computer of sufficient size and power to exploit public key cryptography (a CRQC) will exist.

The whole thing is worth reading.

                                          -- Jerry

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