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ISARA: Empowering Cybersecurity Vendors to Offer ‘Quantum Safe’ Cryptographic Solutions

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Modern public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic algorithms rely upon one basic mathematical fact: it’s far easier to multiply large numbers together than to take a product of two such numbers and factor it.

In the nascent field of quantum computing, however, quantum computers can in theory factor large numbers much more quickly than conventional means, thus opening up the possibility that in the not too distant future, modern PKI algorithms won’t be adequate.

ISARA is addressing this problem by building out ‘quantum safe’ encryption approaches that leverage different algorithms that quantum computers cannot crack quickly – at least, based upon current theoretical models of what quantum computers will be able to do.

Core to ISARA’s offering, furthermore, is the ability to switch out one quantum safe algorithm for another, should new developments in the mathematics for either quantum computing or post-quantum cryptography require.

In the meantime, ISARA provides OEM partners with software that enables such vendors to offer quantum safe products to verticals like government and healthcare that are particularly sensitive to the long-term reliability of their cryptography-based confidentiality.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).