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Fundamentals of Encryption & Quantum-Safe Techniques

In this short course, learn about encryption, quantum computers, and quantum-safe cryptography to secure your IT infrastructure against emerging threats. Understand types of encryption, key management and consequences when encryption is cracked. Prepare for the quantum era and become ready to safeguard your data with IBM Quantum Safe technology.

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At a Glance

In this short course, learn about encryption, quantum computers, and quantum-safe cryptography to secure your IT infrastructure against emerging threats. Understand types of encryption, key management and consequences when encryption is cracked. Prepare for the quantum era and become ready to safeguard your data with IBM Quantum Safe technology.

Welcome to our comprehensive course on Encryption and Quantum-Safe Cryptography! Understand the threats to your data in the imminent quantum computing revolution.

This course will introduce you to the need for, and widespread use of encryption. It will examine the history of encryption (AKA cryptography), the types of encryption, and most importantly describe encryption keys and key management.

It will then introduce Quantum computers and how they will change the world, for the good and bad, including how they are expected to break today’s encryption. It will explain the current state of, Quantum-safe encryption algorithms and then explain the steps needed, and best practices for organizations to become Quantum-safe.

Course Syllabus

Welcome
  • Course introduction
  • About the course
  • Grading scheme
Module 1: Introduction to encryption
  • Securing your IT infrastructure against today’s and tomorrow’s computers and criminals
  • Types of encryption
  • The history of encryption and IBM's contributions
  • The consequences when encryption is cracked
  • Encryption keys and key management
  • Module quiz
Module 2: The Quantum era and Quantum computers
  • The Quantum era has officially begun
  • Quantum computers and their impact on the world
  • Quantum-safe cryptography/encryption
  • Get ready for the Quantum era
  • Module quiz
Module 3: Safeguard your data with Quantum-safe cryptography
  • The time to start is now
  • Prepare - Catalog and classify data
  • Discovery - Build a cryptographic inventory
  • Transform - Create cryptographic agility
  • Visibility - Observe and adapt
  • Module quiz
IBM’s Quantum-safe solution

Course Summary

Final Quiz

General Information

This class contains videos and presentations with full, in-depth speaker notes for every section. There will be a short quiz at the end of each section so you can assess your knowledge prior to going to the next section. At the end there will be a final quiz covering the content in the decks, both the slides and speaker notes, as well as the videos. 

Recommended Skills Prior to Taking this Course

This class is meant for those who are interested in learning more about the need for moving to Quantum-safe cryptography to keep their data safe into the future. A general knowledge of systems and applications is assumed, but the key concepts of encryption and Quantum computers are explained in the class.