Internet security: Creating cryptographic tools for the quantum age

Mathematical tools that protect the personal information you share on the internet won’t work once we have large-scale quantum computing

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As quantum mechanics fundamentally redefine what is possible in computing, Michele Mosca, co-founder and deputy director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, is working to develop cryptographic tools that will protect the personal information you share over the Internet in the age of quantum computing.

Mosca, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, says the clock is ticking on securing the Internet from quantum technologies.