Along with the development of corporate infrastructure and innovative technologies, encryption is also expanding. In this regard, it is very important to understand which technologies will dominate the market. New encryption technology can dramatically change the corporate industry and its customers. Below are several possible options for the development of the cryptographic industry in the near future.
1. Quantum Cryptography
As quantum decryption develops, cryptography may lose its meaning, since a quantum computer will easily decrypt all encoded processes and files. Quantum cryptography, a method of protecting communications based on the principles of quantum physics, is capable of countering this.
2. Homomorphic Cryptography
In January of this year, information appeared that IBM, Intel, and Microsoft are planning to come to grips with homomorphic encryption, a cryptographic system that allows for certain mathematical operations with plaintext by performing operations with encrypted text. Scientists and investors have long been interested in this decision, and it is expected that in the next five years homomorphic encryption will make fundamental changes in the field of cryptography.
3. Biometric Encryption
As encryption technology develops, there is a gradual transition to biometric markers, such as a fingerprint scanner, face recognition or voice recognition. This type of technology eliminates the need to remember passwords and answers to secret questions. For example, if you call the bank or access another service that requires verification, you can confirm your identity with a voice.
4. Two-Factor Authentication
A really interesting security solution is two-factor authentication and the capabilities that the so-called “wearable” technology carries (much safer than using a password). Gradually, two-factor authentication will become as familiar as the constant use of phones and watches today.
5. Peering Encryption
Peering (peer-to-peer) encryption will also grow rapidly. With the increase in the number of communication tools and the associated increase in data leakage, ensuring the protection of these channels will become a major task.
6. End-To-End Encryption
The use of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) ensures that no one other than the owner can read the data. E2EE is a very promising area of confidentiality, since, in fact, this solution allows companies to trust information on virtually any platform. The concept is not new and is spreading rapidly as companies are aware of the risks of confidentiality and begin to use platforms that offer end-to-end encryption.
7. Search Engines with Free VPN
Search engines that automatically use virtual private networks (VPNs) for anonymous Internet browsing are likely to be the next major breakthrough in the field of cryptography, the ability to avoid tracking from large companies.
8. Honey Encryption
Honey encryption creates a coded text – a bait used to deceive hackers and data thieves. Believing that they are entering the correct password, in fact, the attackers see a completely different text that does not provide access to the data they are seeking to acquire. This type of encryption is constantly being developed and distributed.
9. Structural Encryption
Nevertheless, the attacks of intruders continue and every year they become more sophisticated and more complex. One way to solve the problem is structural cryptography. Structural technology hides data inside complex algebraic structures in such a way that even quantum computers of the future will not be able to decipher them.
It may seem absurd to someone that technology based on publicly available distributed registries can lead to optimization of encryption technology, but this is true. Reducing costs, eliminating the need to participate in the verification process of “third parties”, as well as reducing the number of downloads to local devices are just some of the many benefits that the blockchain cryptographic industry can provide.
11. Protection Using A Moving Target
Moving target defense (MTD) is a new approach to encryption technology. The solution helps to lure hackers into virtual network-traps and hide information about real networks, reminding the game in thimbles. MTD technology can drastically change the whole concept of network security. Many Fortune 500 companies are already using MTD to unlock the use of cloud and distributed systems.