The Quantum Computing Apocalypse is Imminent
The National Security Agency, too, has sounded the alarm on the risks to cybersecurity in the quantum computing age. The NSA's "Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite and Quantum Computing FAQ
" says that "many experts predict a quantum computer capable of effectively breaking public key cryptography" within "a few decades," and that the time to come up with solutions is now.
According to many experts, the NSA is far too conservative in its prediction; many experts believe that the timeline is more
like a decade to a decade and a half, while others believe
that it could happen even sooner.