3rd Party Risk Management , Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , DevSecOps

Post-Quantum Cryptography Key to Ensuring Digital Trust

DigiCert CEO Amit Sinha on Mitigating the Quantum Threat to Digital Communications
Amit Sinha, CEO, DigiCert

Quantum computing gives malicious actors the opportunity to break encryption algorithms and exploit the inherent trust that users place in legitimate applications and websites, and only post-quantum cryptography can defeat the threat and preserve the sanctity of digital communications, said Amit Sinha, CEO, DigiCert.

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Sinha spoke about how quantum computers, if in the wrong hands, can destroy trusted communications between devices and applications, creating the need to shift quickly to a post-quantum world. "We need to adopt newer standards that will allow us to have that foundational trust element by adopting algorithms that are safe from even quantum computers," he said.

Sinha also emphasized why software bills of materials and mechanisms to ensure software authenticity are essential in an era of deepfakes, software supply chain exploitations and an explosion of internet-connected devices. "Digital certificates can help verify that a software program is authentic and prevent malicious actors from altering content using hijacked IoT devices," he added.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Sinha also discussed:

  • How to ensure digital trust amid an explosion of IoT devices;
  • How to ensure content authenticity and prevent deepfakes and misinformation;
  • Why nation-state quantum computing capabilities must not be ignored.

Sinha has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader in cloud, security, mobile and wireless technology spaces. Prior to joining DigiCert, he served as chief technology officer at Motorola and as president and board member at Zscaler.


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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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