Quantum Computing Services

Quantum Computing Services

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Helping Organizations get Post-Quantum Ready
Quantum Computing Services


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Quantum computing offers tremendous potential and capabilities currently unachievable by traditional computers. When general-purpose quantum computers come online, they could help revolutionize methods of analyzing and solving complex problems leading to disruption within key industries. Harnessing these capabilities could yield tremendous improvements; allowing companies to leap ahead of competitors. However, quantum computing also creates a risk to many of today’s encryption methods, potentially rendering them useless, exposing sensitive data and compromising critical business processes.

Protiviti’s Quantum Computing Services are helping clients prepare today to manage risks and identify opportunities to take advantage of this powerful capability. While practical applications of quantum computing are still a few years away, now is the time to prepare to ensure your business harnesses the power of quantum computing rather than becoming a casualty of the revolution.

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What is Quantum Computing?

Classical computers use bits to represent zero or one. Quantum computing uses qubits, which can represent both zero and one simultaneously, thanks to the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Algorithms written to take advantage of qubits can perform certain types of computation more quickly and using less energy than classical computers.

So, what does this mean to your business?

On the positive side, organizations should view quantum computing as a competitive advantage. New quantum-inspired algorithms could bring innovative solutions and approaches to product development. In addition, quantum computing can reduce time to market and optimize customer delivery. 

However, quantum computing also poses significant risk to organizations. Researchers have shown how general-purpose quantum computers could kill, or at least significantly weaken, current cryptography systems. A quantum computer of sufficient power will instantly render today’s security systems obsolete and break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today’s strongest security. When this performance threshold is passed, your organization’s data, intellectual property (IP, patents, customer information and data) will be at risk. Any information shared on public channels now or in the future will be vulnerable. For industries such as Financial Services and Healthcare with significant regulatory requirements for data privacy and security, quantum will have a significant business, legal and ethical impact.

Example areas of risk:

  • Protecting government and military communications
  • Securing financial and banking transactions
  • Assuring the confidentiality of medical data and healthcare records
  • Safeguarding the storage of personal data in the cloud
  • Restricting access to confidential corporate networks

Preparing Today for Post-Quantum

The development of post-quantum encryption is underway. These are new capabilities and algorithms resistant to attacks by both classical and quantum computers and should keep information assets secure even after a large-scale quantum computer is available. Leading organizations such as the Chicago Quantum Exchange are advancing research and education in the science and engineering of quantum information. 

While general-purpose quantum computers may still be several years away, organizations need to take steps today to prepare. Our Quantum Computing Services are helping organizations through Post-Quantum Readiness Workshops and more in-depth Post-Quantum Risk Assessments.

Key steps you should take today:

  1. Select a quantum champion
  2. Conduct a post-quantum readiness workshop
  3. Identify quantum computing use cases and their value to your organization
  4. Uncover potential risks to encryption and other aspects of your security
  5. Chart a quantum course and multi-year road map
  6. Start your journey and re-assess the road map every 6-12 months to update based on new quantum computing discoveries and developments, as well as changes in your business and industry
  7. Be prepared! Be flexible!

Using Quantum in Your Organization

Through our Quantum Computing Services, Protiviti is helping organizations in all industries identify real use cases, determine the value, assess their risk and take action today to be post-quantum ready. Here are some examples of how quantum computing may be used across the industries.

Financial Services
  • Rebalance documented portfolio gains 
  • Optimize trading trajectory
  • Analyze credit risk
  • Integrate AI for better fraud detection
  • Optimize search data for better AI diagnostic aids (from faint marks in MRIs to overall symptom comparisons)
  • Model and simulate drugs and molecules
  • Analyze genetics
Consumer Product Goods & Manufacturing
  • Revolutionize all areas of moving product
  • Create complex engineering designs (chips to ideal molecules)
  • Improve AI for autonomous driving GPS navigation
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Enable better, faster search capabilities 
  • Boost AI and ML, optimized training data, new algorithms
  • Optimize advertising and marketing analysis
  • Verify and validate software
Energy & Utilities
  • Improve sensor development 
  • Optimize network designs and distribution of energy
  • Maximize oil well output​


Our Partnership and Expertise

Chicago Quantum Exchange Partner

Protiviti is proud to be a Corporate partner of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE). Protiviti and CQE work together to bridge the gap between research and advancement on quantum computing and application and risk management for business.

Flexible Delivery Capabilities with our Managed Solutions

Over 2.7 million experienced professionals at Robert Half support Protiviti’s core team of consultants, operating from over 400 offices across 25 countries. All those local professionals mean that we’ll find the specialized skills you need fast, without on-the-job training, and minimal to no travel costs. It also means we can ramp up — or down —depending on your budget and needs.