عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Assessing the quantum-resistant cryptographic agility of routing and switching IT network infrastructure in a large-size financial organization
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ارزیابی چابکی رمزنگاری مقاوم به کوانتومی در مسیریابی و تعویض زیرساخت های شبکه IT در یک سازمان مالی با اندازه بزرگ
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Information Security and Applications, 46 (2019) 151-163: doi:10:1016/j:jisa:2019:03:007
Kyrylo Petrenko, Atefeh Mashatan, Farid Shirazi
This paper provides exploratory research by determining the impact of quantum computing threat on modern routing and switching infrastructure components of IT network infrastructure in a large-size fi- nancial organization. We determine whether common routing and switching IT network infrastructure, including its hardware and software components, have enough cryptographic agility to accommodate the change of cryptographic algorithms to the ones that do not exhibit vulnerability to quantum computing and to the ones that are compliant with National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B set of protocols. We pinpoint upstream or downstream impacts of a change in the encryption algorithms across various IT network infrastructure components in terms of effort required to accomplish this transition. This study is among the first studies that investigate quantum-resistance cryptographic from the hard- ware perspectives of routing and switching technologies using diffusion of innovation theory. The study integrates enterprise governance to meet the challenges presented by quantum-computing with a focus on cryptographic agility. We offer an enterprise architecture framework for assessing the dependencies, costs, and benefits of IT infrastructure migration plan to meet the future challenges of quantum-resistant cryptographic. The analysis in this research can be used by IT managers to pre-plan for an upgrade of routing and switching infrastructure, assist in estimating the effort s required to perform these upgrades, and assist in selecting a vendor of routing and switching equipment from the perspective of cryptographic agility. With today’s supercomputers, a computational task involved in breaking modern asymmetric cryptographic algorithms would be infeasible due to the required computational complexity. However, with progress in the devel- opment of quantum computing technology, firms are facing an increasing risk of potential security threats to existing encrypted data and secured transmission channels as the processing power of quantum com- puters continue to increase.
Keywords: Quantum-resistance | Cryptography | Routing and switching | Enterprise architecture | IT governance