DigiCert Establishes World Quantum Readiness Day to Propel Global Organizations Toward Future-Proof Security

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Digital Trust leader spearheads initiative to educate and prepare organizations for quantum computing

Are you ready for quantum?

The first annual World Quantum Readiness Day is set for Thursday, September 26, 2024. More than simply an awareness event, World Quantum Readiness Day is a call to action, spurred by technology leaders looking at an era-defining change in digital technology.
The first annual World Quantum Readiness Day is set for Thursday, September 26, 2024. More than simply an awareness event, World Quantum Readiness Day is a call to action, spurred by technology leaders looking at an era-defining change in digital technology.

Lehi, Utah, May 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigiCert, a leading global provider of digital trust, today announced the first World Quantum Readiness Day, which will take place on September 26, 2024. This initiative aims to spotlight the critical need for current security infrastructures to adapt to the imminent reality of quantum computing. 

Quantum computing promises unparalleled computational power and will transform industries by making certain tasks exponentially faster. However, this leap forward also presents significant challenges to contemporary cryptographic standards. NIST has warned that quantum computing could compromise existing cryptographic algorithms used to secure data. As such, organizations need to adopt a proactive stance on quantum readiness to safeguard against potential attacks. 

World Quantum Readiness Day serves as a moment for reflection and action, urging enterprises and governments worldwide to assess their preparedness for the nascent quantum era. It underscores the urgency of adopting post-quantum cryptography (PQC) standards, which are currently being developed by leading institutions such as NIST to protect against future quantum-related vulnerabilities. 

DigiCert is at the forefront of this movement, supporting a collaborative approach to foster a quantum-resilient future. By aligning with industry leaders and leveraging collective expertise, DigiCert aims to lead a comprehensive shift toward quantum readiness, mitigating risks and ensuring continued security in the digital landscape. 

“Quantum computing holds the key to unlocking new horizons across various sectors, but it also demands a fundamental reevaluation of our cybersecurity frameworks,” said Deepika Chauhan, Chief Product Officer, DigiCert. “With World Quantum Readiness Day, we’re not just marking a date on the calendar; we’re beginning a global dialogue on the necessity of immediate, concerted action to embrace and secure our quantum future.” 

As organizations navigate the complexities of quantum computing, DigiCert remains committed to providing guidance, resources, and solutions that pave the way for seamless and secure adaptation to post-quantum realities. 

Join us in learning what post-quantum readiness looks like and take a step toward safeguarding the future of digital trust. Pre-register for the World Quantum Readiness Day virtual event today: https://www.digicert.com/world-quantum-readiness-day 

Resources: 

  • Check out Quantum Insights to learn about PQC’s impact on Digital Trust 
  • Get the report: Ponemon Institute’s Preparing for a Quantum-Safe Future   
  • Visit DigiCert Labs’ Post-Quantum Cryptography Sandbox, a virtual environment that facilitates research, testing, and experimentation with post-quantum cryptographic algorithms. 

About DigiCert 
DigiCert is a leading global provider of digital trust, enabling individuals and businesses to engage online with the confidence that their footprint in the digital world is secure. DigiCert® ONE, the platform for digital trust, provides organizations with centralized visibility and control over a broad range of public and private trust needs, securing websites, enterprise access and communication, software, identity, content and devices. DigiCert pairs its award-winning software with its industry leadership in standards, support and operations, and is the digital trust provider of choice for leading companies around the world. For more information, visit www.digicert.com or follow @digicert

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