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More news on CyberSecurity from former Google subsidiary Feb. 26, 2023: SandboxAQ After One Year - Quantum Computing Report
From Peter Bordow LinkedIn post Feb. 24, 2023: AI Helps Crack NIST-Recommended Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithm - SecurityWeek
IMPORTANT UPDATE Dec. 21, 2022: H.R.7535 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act
IMPORTANT UPDATES July 5, 2022: NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms. and Status Report on the Third Round of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process
The transition from classical to modern physics (including quantum) has dramatically changed our civilization. The people in the above photo ushered in this change beginning over 100 years ago and the effects are still making exponential change with current and future applications including quantum computing, encryption, sensing, materials development, logistics, communications and much more.
In December 2018, the US Federal Government passed the National Quantum Initiative1 that recognized and funded some of the current efforts in developing the quantum industry in the United States. Other countries have done this2,3,4 both before and after the US, making this a global race to capitalize on the significant progress that has been made in past decades. In the past two years, the amount of attention that has been focused on many advances has left companies, national laboratories, colleges, and universities with many open positions for people skilled with knowledge and experience in quantum technologies. Some very excellent work5,6 has been done assessing the needs of the quantum industry. Most of this work has been for people with undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics, chemistry, math, engineering, computer science, material science and related technologies. In line with some of my past educational endeavors, I have been consulting with EdQuantum to develop a hybrid curriculum in advanced optics, spectroscopy, and quantum technologies for technicians to fill the workforce gap between those with undergraduate and high school degrees.
1. L. Smith, National Quantum Initiative Act – H.R.6227, United States Congress https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6227 (2018)
2. C. Wigand, J. Waldstein, Quantum technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects European Commission, Press Corner https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_18_6205 (2018)
3. M. Giles, The man turning China into a quantum superpower, MIT Technology Review (2018) https://technologyreview.com/2018/12/19/1571/the-man-turning-china-into-a-quantum-superpower/
4. N. Koshika Japan plots 20-year race to quantum computers, chasing US and China, Nikkei Asian Review https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Japan-plots-20-year-race-to-quantum-computers-chasing-US-and-China (2019)
5. C. D. Aiello et al, Achieving a quantum smart workforce, Quantum Sci. Technol. 6 030501 (2021)
6. C. Hughes, et al, Assessing the Needs of the Quantum Industry, FERMILAB-PUB-21-381-T
7. A. Asfaw, et al, Building a Quantum Engineering University Program, arXiv:2108.01311v1 [physics.ed-ph] (2021)
8. D. Shaw, Big ticket investments have created a growing number of quantum unicorns.
9. P. Bordow, et al, Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) and the Quantum Threat, Wells Fargo Advanced Technology
10. Quantum Cryptography & Encryption: What It Is & How It Works, Sectigo, Blog Post, Oct. 23, 2020
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