BT to discuss quantum computing and its impact on the security landscape

BT will be demonstrating its leadership in security and risk management solutions at the upcoming Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which is due to be held in Dubai for the second time on June 9 – 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

Konstantinos Karagiannis, BT’s Global Technical Lead for Ethical Hacking, will be focusing on the future of security and how quantum computing is set to disrupt much of our digital computing infrastructure, in his speech to the conference. 

“We’re looking at nothing less than a major paradigm shift in the coming years,” said Karagiannis. “Quantum computing has recently left the world of theory and is being tested. This means that within about a decade everything sent over the internet will be readable by anyone who has access to a quantum computer. Organisations will need to take advantage of quantum weirdness and build machines that exploit it to protect sensitive data that goes out into the world.” 

Also speaking at the conference is Tareque Choudhury, BT’s Head of Security for Middle East and Africa, addressing brand protection through information security. 

A team of BT experts will be present to demonstrate a holistic suite of security solutions from vulnerability scanning and ethical hacking to managed security solutions, which aid organisations in preparing for security breaches. Visitors will be able to see first-hand how to leverage BT’s market leading cyber analytics, cyber defence operations and visualisation technology which helps to predict and mitigate against threats. 

BT offers best in breed proactive security monitoring, cyber forensics, cyber intelligence, big data and visual analytics which combine to offer our customers a world class next generation threat detection system. 

More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend GISEC 2014. 


Notes to editors 

Quantum computing - A quantum computer is a computer design which uses the principles of quantum physics to increase the computational power beyond what is attainable by a traditional computer. Quantum computers have been built on the small scale and work continues to upgrade them to more practical models. 

Quantum weirdness - occurs when the normal laws and rules can't explain quantum physics.