Why quantum and data protection should go hand in hand

Identifying and safeguarding infrastructure and critical data in the post-quantum world should be part of an agency’s overall cybersecurity risk management program, current data security practices and efforts to comply with the new cybersecurity executive order.

 

If the May 7 ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline was a wakeup call, you have been taking a surprisingly good sleeping pill!

 

Critical infrastructure has long been a popular target for adversaries and sophisticated criminal organizations. The hacking gang and ransomware extortionists known as DarkSide infiltrated Colonial’s systems through a compromised password on an old, disused VPN account, leveraging it not only to deploy ransomware but also to steal more than 100 GB of data.

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