Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations

Building Trust in Quantum Computing

William Dixon of World Economic Forum on the Need to Create a Coalition
William Dixon, head of future networks and technology, World Economic Forum

William Dixon of the World Economic Forum, an international not-for-profit organization that addresses global security issues and other topics, is calling for the formation of a “quantum computing security coalition” to help build trust in the technology, which could play a key role in enhancing security.

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The global security community needs to debate “the potential applications and implications of this technology” and “how we can promote a safe and secure quantum ecosystem,” he says. Security experts must better explain why "quantum technology and quantum security technology have the potential to be transformative in the wider security environment.”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Dixon discusses:

  • Trends in emerging transformative technologies;
  • Misconceptions around quantum computing and why a quantum security coalition is needed;
  • The role of IoT in reshaping the workforce.

Dixon, head of future networks and technology at the Geneva, Switzerland-based World Economic Forum, has a decade of experience as an operational and strategic lead for a range of national security and cybersecurity programs in the U.K. government. He worked on a number of high-profile international cybercrime investigations. Previously, he was the global head of intelligence at Barclays Bank.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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