Introduction to quantum safe cryptography for business and policy leaders

Published on:
Tuesday, 27th October, 2020
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
Michele Mosca, Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

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Technologies able to harness the power of quantum physics continue to evolve and become commercially available. Some of the disruptions caused by quantum technology are already known, while others continue to be discovered. The most concrete disruption known to date is to the foundations of cyber security.

The security and availability of our digital infrastructures depend critically on strong cryptographic algorithms that will be broken by sufficiently powerful quantum computers. Thus there is an economic and security imperative to prepare and be ready for the advent of large-scale quantum computers.

This presentation will overview the fundamental elements of quantum risk management and the migration to a new cryptographic foundation for our digital economy that is stronger than ever.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV


Michele Mosca

Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo


Michele Mosca is co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics. He is a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum Safe Cryptography, and the not-for-profit quantum safe Canada. He co-founded evolutionQ and softwareQ. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers.

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