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The worst cyber-attack on US government

You read that right…the worst cyber-attack on US government was reported on Dec 17th, 2020.

The US energy department, the one responsible for managing US nuclear weapons, was breached. An attack of this nature could have unimaginable consequences but reports suggested while their network was breached, their arsenal’s security was not compromised. This is not it…the US treasury and commerce departments were also breached.

While government agencies are still gauging the method and scope of the cyber-attack, according to Oren Falkowitz, a former NSA official and the CEO of the cybersecurity firm Area 1 told CNN, “…first thing the attackers went for were email systems.” Sophisticated phishing campaigns are the easiest way to gain illegitimate access to any network but you can prevent that from happening.

You have to understand that cybersecurity is not just the concern of a government agency or large corporations. No one is “too small” for a cyber-attack.  In fact the smaller the business, the easier the attack will be. Think about this – it is far easier to penetrate thousands of small targets with low security measures than one big target with stringent security measures.

It is not true that good cybersecurity has to be very expensive. IronCAP X can protect your network and data from being phished at a cost-effective way. Get some peace of mind from IronCAP X, a proven secure, quantum-safe email encryption software that will let you authenticate and digitally sign your email.  For added security, the email is encrypted and can only be decrypted by the designated recipient.  It is time that we educate ourselves on email security and take measures to prevent data loss.

IronCAP X currently provides you FREE personal end-to-end email encryption usage. Want to know more? Visit: https://www.ironcap.ca/ironcap-x/

References

BBC article
CNN article

Want to save millions of dollars in lawsuits? Quantum-safe encryption is the solution.

China just beat Google to the race of quantum supremacy, making it 10 billion times faster as per the report published on Live Science in early December, 2020. Recently a team of Chinese scientists developed the most powerful quantum computer in the world that can perform one task a 100 trillion times faster than the world’s fastest supercomputers.

U.S.A, China and many other countries are heavily investing in quantum computing. In fact reports from NDTV suggest, Xi Jinping’s government is spending US$10 billion on the country’s National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences.

These advancements raise critical security concerns. Quantum computers could very well crack traditional encryption such as RSA by 2022. A 2019 DigiCert report suggested security teams need protection from quantum breaches by 2022. Becoming quantum-safe 2-years-too-early or 2-years-too-late is everything. The most valuable resource today is data and in 2020 alone we have seen large corporations such as Fire Eye, Zoom, Twitter and many more struggle to keep their data safe.

The growing ease with which hackers are breaching company and government agencies suggests quantum hacking may have already happened. IronCAP recognizes the risks of quantum hacking and can provide you quantum-safe encryption today. Our unique cryptography technology is designed to operate on conventional computer systems while at the same time can safeguard attacks from quantum computers. It is proven secure at a hackathon, vetted by industry experts and is low-cost.

Instead of spending tons of money in lawsuits to recover data, investing a fraction of it on your post-quantum cybersecurity NOW is the wisest business decision to make.

To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

References:

Live Science article
DigiCert report
China claims Quantum supremacy

Why you need a post-quantum cybersecurity strategy?

In today’s highly digitized, data driven world what do you need to stay safe from hackers? The answer is simple – bulletproof encryption for your data.

As we know development in quantum computing is accelerating and has reached a new milestone in 2020. On December 3rd, 2020, China reported massive progress in its quantum research; claimed quantum supremacy and will continue to invest in the future of quantum computing.  Additionally, tech giants such as IBM, Google, Amazon and Honeywell are significantly multiplying their quantum power each year.

In June this year, Honeywell released its quantum computers with the commitment to increase its power 10-fold every year. Honeywell’s quantum computers are already being used by enterprises like Merck, DHL, BP, and Accenture. President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions, Tony Uttley told Tech Republic, “Next year what we will see is the advancement into some areas that really start to show promise…” And Research Vice President at Gartner, Chirag Dekate said, “2021 will be a pivotal year for seeing the maturation of the vendor landscape. Amazon, Azure, and other cloud service providers are aggressively ramping up their quantum capability.”

As quantum computing advancements rocket, organizations and government agencies need to prepare for post-quantum cybersecurity. It is integral you save your data from eavesdropping hackers waiting for a gateway into your network. IronCAP’s patent pending, cryptographic quantum-safe encryption is the best in business.  Andrew Cheung, CEO at IronCAP, said, “It almost felt like having the bulletproof vest before the first bullet injury.” But we know Q day will come much sooner than most people think.  Our IronCAP encryption available today is designed to provide security to your data now and in the future quantum world.”

The Quantum revolution is coming!  Are you ready?

References:
Tech Republic article
China claimed quantum supremacy
Honeywell quantum computers