Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Buzzword Bingo: Quantum, AI, Blockchain, Crypto

Thales e-Security's Jon Geater Separates Hype From Utility
Jon Geater, CTO, Thales e-Security

Quantum computing, blockchain, crypto, internet of things: There's a lot of hype around these technology areas, says Jon Geater of Thales e-Security. So it's essential to pierce the hype and see what's useful and applicable for practitioners, he stresses.

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"It's important to cut through ... the kind of general sense of doom that we hear about how the robots are going to take over the world or about how cryptocurrency is going to replace all governments," Geater says.

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Geater discusses:

  • What quantum computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other hot topics mean for information security in the real world;
  • Why these technologies are being forced into focus now;
  • Takeaways for practitioners.

Geater is CTO of Thales e-Security, where he is responsible for product security and technology strategy, designing technical and cryptographic solutions. Over his career, he has had experience securing a wide variety of information systems, including embedded components of smartphones, international rail systems, smart energy networks, cloud computing platforms and worldwide payments infrastructure. He has held technology leadership roles at firms such as Trustonic, ARM and nCipher.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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