Toward cyber resilience in the quantum era

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

About the presentation

An essential ingredient of cyber resilience is the readiness to migrate digital systems to use cryptographic tools designed to resist quantum attacks. Canada has been a global leader in the underlying research, innovation and global policy discussions. I will discuss the path toward quantum resilience, achievements and remaining challenges.

About the speaker

Dr. Mosca is a founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. He was a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography. He co-founded softwareQ Inc. to help organizations benefit from the power of quantum computers.
He worked on cryptography during his BMath (Waterloo) and MSc (Oxford) and obtained his Doctorate (Oxford) on Quantum Computer Algorithms.
His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies.