Quantum Computing and Networking are set to revolutionize cryptography.

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In the Broadband Breakfast Live Online program on March 16, 2024, experts discussed how quantum computing and networking could fundamentally alter cyberattacks and cryptography. Ryan Lafler, President and Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Corridor, led the panel discussion on quantum computing’s transformational potential and ability to complicate the usage of current encryption methods.

Lafler stressed the key distinction between quantum computing and regular computing, stating that quantum computing is built on the concepts of entanglement and superposition, which allow particles to be in several states at the same time. He explained that this property allows quantum computers to convey all information and bandwidth states at the same time, as opposed to traditional computers that rely on trial and error.

One of the most serious issues that quantum computing may cause is the ease with which current encryption methods can be broken. As a result, it has become critical to build programs that are resistant against quantum computer attacks. Lafler stated that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in charge of standardizing these new encryption technologies. They recently released the first round of candidates for public assessment.

Gary Bolton, CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discussed the importance of fiber optic networks in enabling the quantum future. He noted that locations lacking fiber facilities risk falling behind because they require fiber networks to enable low-latency, high-capacity quantum communications, which are necessary for the practical implementation of quantum computing.

Vaibhav Garg, Comcast’s Executive Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy Research, spoke on the potential applications of quantum computing in a variety of sectors, including medicinal research and battery technologies. However, he also addressed the difficulty of inventing cryptography that is immune to quantum attacks, thereby lessening the susceptibility of present encryption systems.


  • Ryan Lafler, President and CTO of Quantum Corridor
  • Gary Bolton, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association
  • Vaibhav Garg is Executive Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy Research and Public Policy Research at Comcast Cable.
  • Drew Clark (moderator) is the editor and publisher of Broadband Breakfast.

 The speakers emphasized how important it is to make rapid progress in quantum-resistant cryptography, as well as how important fiber optic networks are for getting the most out of quantum computing. Quantum computing and networking are getting better all the time. They could change cryptography and cybersecurity in big ways, which could be both good and bad for the future of digital security.

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