Quantum Cryptography for Securing the Internet-of-Drones

Presented by Hussein Abulkassim as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity

About the presentation

The long-term success of emerging technologies such as the internet-of-things (IoT) highly depends on their ability to secure data and communications for a long time. Internet-of-drones (IoDs), as one of the fastest growing IoT branches, can provide substantial commercial and strategic opportunities for both investors, operators, and their technology partners. However, the rapid advancements in quantum computing pose a threat to cybersecurity and the current forms of cryptosystems used in IoT and IoDs. Fortunately, quantum cryptography, one of the most mature quantum computing applications, is an encryption technique that can provide unconditional security even in the presence of an attacker with unlimited power and access to a quantum computer. In this presentation, we present an authenticated quantum-based framework for IoDs to protect sensitive data and communication using quantum cryptography. Moreover, we outline the challenges, limitations, and potential solutions for implementing quantum-based IoDs applications.

About the speaker

Hussein Abulkasim received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from South Valley University in 2016. He worked as a Lecturer at Jazan University and Assiut University, in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In 2017, he was an Assistant Professor at New Valley University. He has published several publications with reputable journals like Quantum information processing, IEEE Access, and Scientific Reports. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University. His current research interests include quantum cryptography, quantum computation and communication, Quantum-based IoT applications.