The 9th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography workshop will return to an in-person format at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis from 13-15 February 2023.

The event will start with an Executive Track on 13 February followed by a Technical Track on 14-15 February.

The programme committee is currently finetuning the agenda, which will be online mid-December.

As we increasingly rely on cyber technologies, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity tools at the centre of protecting our business functions, connected devices and information assets from cyber threats rely on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies. 

Planning and preparing is critical. A new suite of tools resilient to quantum computers must be standardized and deployed in order to maintain the availability and reliability of cyber systems and protect confidentiality and integrity.

As progress toward a cryptographically relevant quantum computer advances, the imperative to prepare for a transition continues to increase. As standards start to emerge, solutions start to become commercially available, best practices are developed and shared, and the ability to transition in a secure and cost-effective way continues to increase. We are in the middle of this long and complex journey and much remains to be understood and done.

This event brings together diverse participants in the quantum-safe cybersecurity community to facilitate the knowledge exchange and collaboration required to transition cyber infrastructures and business practices to make them safe in an era with quantum computers.

This event is free of charge and open to those who wish to learn more about how the security of our digital systems is affected by the fast-evolving race to build a quantum computer.

The Programme Committee is still working on the event programme. 

A stable agenda should be visible by 16 December. 

  • 13 February: Executive Track

    The Executive Track is a high level one day event designed for business executives, including CEOs, CTOs and CISOs, and will outline the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management.

  • 14 February - Technical Track Day 1

    The agenda of the technical track will be published on Monday 12 December. 

  • 15 February - Technical Track Day 2

    The agenda of the technical track will be published on Monday 12 December. 

ETSI Headquarters
650 Route des Lucioles
06560 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

Detailed venue information is available here.

  • Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Programme Committee Chair)
  • Jaya Baloo, Avast
  • Johannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Sr. Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Lily Chen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST
  • Sonia Compans, ETSI
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Máire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven
  • Masahiro Takeoka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Martin Ward, Toshiba Europe
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, NCSC
  • Hong Xiang, Chongqing University

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the following posters during the networking breaks:

  1. Quantum-safe transition for trust services
    Matteo Todescato, Infocert

  2. Post-Quantum Secure Internet Voting
    Johannes Mueller, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg

  3. Efficient Migration of PKIs using Hybrid Cryptography and Key Update
    Jan Klaussner, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

  4. The Madrid Quantum Network: An example of ETSI standards as integrative element of next generation QKD network on real telco infrastructure
    Juan Pedro, Brito Mendez - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

  5. Relating QKD to Other Theoretical Quantum Cryptographic Primitives
    Sébastien Lord - University of Ottawa

  6. Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Settings
    Shradhanjali Sahu University of Leeds

  7. Time and frequency techniques for phase stabilization in real-world twin-field QKD
    Salvatore Virzì - Instituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

  8. Integration of QKD and Post-Quantum (PQC) Security Layer in Legacy IP encryptors
    Prashant Hugh - Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

  9. Standardization of the QKD Post-Processing software stack
    Andre Xureb, Merqury Cybersecurity Ltd.University of Malta
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