Is Quantum Computing the Next Big Security Risk?

December 3, 2019 | Future Compute

By Roberta Faux, BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.

This presentation was originally given at the MIT Technology Review Future Compute Conference. To watch the video visit the MIT Technology Review website. NOTE: An e-mail address is required to watch the video.


There is widespread agreement that quantum computers will rock current security protocols that protect global financial markets and the inner workings of government. This session featuring Patrick Howell O'Neill, MIT Technology Review Senior Editor for Cybersecurity, and Roberta Faux, Director of Advanced Cryptography at BlackHorse Solutions, explores the measures and countermeasures necessary to protect your data in the quantum world.


Roberta Faux, Director of Advanced Cryptography, BlackHorse Solutions

Roberta Faux is a research scientist with expertise in cryptography, algorithm design, and optimization. As the Director of Advanced Cryptography at BlackHorse Solutions, she orchestrates the development efforts on next-generation encryption with a focus on quantum resistant solutions and private AI. Ms. Faux is an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance Quantum-safe Security Working Group. With 12 years of signals intelligence and cryptanalytic experience for the US Department of Defense, she has experience creating sophisticated mathematical and computational techniques to provide analytic solutions for cyber-related problems, often in high-risk high-payoff environments. She has interacted across the US Intelligence Community, Department of State, US Trade Representative, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, and in supporting the White House Interagency Policy Committee for the Cyber Task Force on Standards and Internet Governance. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado.


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