The 9th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Event returned to an in-person format at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis from 13-15 February 2023. See the Event Newsrelease !
The event started with an Executive Track on 13 February followed by a Technical Track on 14-15 February.
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 brought 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.
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- 13 February: Executive Track
Business leaders worldwide are increasingly taking concrete steps to prepare for the quantum era: protecting business continuity, the resilience of critical cyber systems, and the integrity and confidentiality of information assets.
The Executive Track on 13 February was designed for business executives, including CEOs, CTOs and CISOs, and outlined the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management.
Attendees learnt how quantum computers are poised to disrupt the current technology landscape, and approaches being taken by businesses and governments to manage the quantum risk to information assets, cyber systems and business continuity, now and into the future of quantum computing.
More precisely, this one-day event was an opportunity to get an executive-level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape.
9.30 Welcome Address
Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
9.40 Setting the Scene
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo, PC Chair
9.45 KEYNOTE: The EU Cybersecurity Strategy for a Quantum-Safe Future
Marco Barros Lourenco, ENISA
10.15 KEYNOTE: Trust in Secure Communication Networks
Felix Wissel, Deutsche Telekom
10.45 Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11.15 KEYNOTE: Quantum Secure Space System
Johanna Sepulveda, Airbus
11.45 KEYNOTE: Quantum Computing for Business Executives
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo
12.45 Lunch & Networking Break
14.15 Panel 1: Government Actions and Policy Directions, led by Colin Whorlow, NCSC
Government authorities and policy experts are driving the mitigation of quantum risk for government systems, and play a key role in the oversight of critical digital systems. This session will engage a range of thought leaders to discuss the approach to quantum safe cryptography, the challenges, and the role of government.
- Lily Chen, NIST
- Jonathan Hammell, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
- Tobias Hemmert, BSI
15.15 Panel 2: Quantum-Safe Migration Perspectives from Information Systems Providers, led by Matt Campagna, Amazon
This panel will focus on the strategies and challenges that technology providers face as they prepare to migrate to quantum-safe technologies. Experts will discuss the various approaches they are taking to ensure the security of their systems are protected against a large-scale quantum computer.
Topics that will be covered include the development and deployment of quantum-resistant algorithms, quantum key distribution protocols, and the timelines for integration of quantum-safe technologies into existing systems.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with the panelists about the future of quantum-safe technology and its impact on the information systems we use today.
- Martin Beauchamp, GSMA
- Stefan Kölbl, Google
- Simon Patkovik, IDquantique
- Michael Salmon, Verizon
- Martin Schlaeffer, Infineon
16.15 Coffee & Networking Break
16.45 Panel 3 Deployment of Quantum-Safe Solutions, led by Jaya Baloo, Vice Chair, SAB, EU Quantum Flagship
The experts in this panel will share their experiences in deploying quantum solutions in various industries. Hear from leaders in finance, telecom and technology as they discuss the challenges and successes they've encountered while implementing quantum technologies in their organizations. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the pioneers in the field and gain insights into the practical applications of quantum technology.
- Peter Bordow, Wellsfargo
- Bruno Couillard, Crypto4A Technologies, Inc.
- Gilles Piché, Bank of Canada
- Xinhua Ling, Amazon
17.45 Close of the Executive Track
- 14 February - Technical Track Day 1
09.00 Opening Remarks
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair
09.05 SESSION 1: World Tour of Quantum Safe Activities
Session Chair : Colin Whorlow, NCSC
9.05 The First NIST PQC Standards
Dustin Moody, Lily Chen, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
9.20 Overview of Quantum Communication Industry Development in China
Wei Qi, CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd.
9.35 Status and Plan of Quantum-Safe Communication Infra in South Korea
Dong Hi Sim, SK Telecom
09.50 National Quantum Safe Network in Singapore
Hao Qin, NUS
10.05 HellasQCI: National Scale Deployment of Quantum Communications Systems and Networks
Gergios Kanellos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
10.20 Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11.00 Research and Development Activities for Quantum Secure Cloud in Japan
Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University
11.15 Migration towards a Quantum-safe Public-Key-Infrastructure for the German Public Administration
Stavros Kousidis, BSI
11.30 HAPKIDO: Migrating to Quantum-Safe Public-Key Infrastructures
Gabriele Spini, TNO
11..45 ETSI TC Cyber QSC Update
Matt Campagna, ETSI TC Cyber QSC Chair, Amazon
12.00 ETSI ISG QKD Activities
Martin Ward, ETSI ISG QKD Chair, Toshiba
12.15 Lunch & Networking Break
13:45 SESSION 2: PQC and QKD Integration
Session Chair Martin Ward, ETSI ISG QKD Chairman, Toshiba
13.45 Muckle++: Experimental Integration of QKD and Post-Quantum Cryptography in a Hybrid Quantum-Safe Cryptosystem
Ayesha Khalid, EIT, Queen's University Belfast
14.00 BasQuaNA: Building a Standardized Quantum-Safe Networking Architecture
Sarah McCarthy, University of Waterloo
14.15 Hybrid Authenticated Key Exchanges: Status-Quo, Novel Constructions, and Applications to Long-Range Quantum-Safe Networks
Christoph Striecks, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
14.45 SESSION 3: Migration Approaches
Session Chair: Hong Xiang, Chongqing University
14.45 NIST NCCoE Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography Project
Murugiah Souppaya, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
15.00 A PQC Migration Handbook: Guidelines for Migrating to Post-Quantum Cryptography
Ward van der Schoot "Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
15.15 Preparing for the Inevitable – Getting Ready for the Post-Quantum World
Joanna Sliwa, NATO
15.30 A New Hope: Efficient Migration Scenarios of PKIs to New Algorithms
Jan Klaussner Bundesdruckerei GmbH
15.45 The Hybrid Bridge for Migrating X.509 Ecosystems to PQ
Juan Carlos Fernández, Entrust
16.15 Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break
16.45 SESSION 4: Migration and Performance Challenges
Session Chair: Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity
16.45 The effect of Dilithium on QUIC Performance and Potential Solutions
Panos Kampanakis, Amazon
17.00 Challenges for the Post-Quantum Transition of Mobile Ecosystems
Florian Caullery, Qualcomm France
17.15 Challenges of Deploying and Integrating Post-Quantum Cryptography in Hyper-Scale IoTs in 5G and NextG Settings
Reza Azarderakhsh, FAU and PQSecure
17.30 Quantum-safe Virtual Private Networks
Sophia Grunder-Culemann, University of Munich
18.00 Close of Technical Track Day 1 - Networking Drink
- 15 February - Technical Track Day 2
09.00 SESSION 5: Vulnerabilities
Session Chair : Matt Campagna, ETSI Cyber QSC Chair, Amazon
9.00 The Downfall of SIKE and the Future of Isogeny-Based Cryptography
Wouter Castryck, imec-COSIC, KU Leuven
9.15 Practical Improvements on BKZ Algorithm
Jintai Ding,Tsinghua University
9.30 PQC Side-Channel Leakage Assessments in the Semiconductor Industry
Markku-Juhani Saarinen PQShield Ltd
9.45 The Challenge of Side-Channel Countermeasures on Post-Quantum Crypto
Rina Zeitoun IDEMIA
10.15 Morning Coffee & Networking Break
10:45 SESSION 6: Validation, Testing and Certification
Session Chair: Martin Ward, ETSI ISG QKD Chair, Toshiba
10.45 Single-photon Metrology for Testing the Implementation Security of QKD Systems and Components
Alice Meda, INRIM
11.00 Assessment of Device-Dependent Quantum Random Number Generators
Christopher Chunnillal, National Physical Laboratory (UK)
11.15 Panel Discussion on QKD Certification
- Christopher Chunnillal, National Physical Laboratory (UK)
- Thomas Laenger, ID Quantique Europe
- Masato Koashi, Tokyo University
- Hongsong Shi, China Information Technology Security Evaluation Center
12.00 Lunch & Networking Break
13.30 SESSION 7: Case Studies
Session Chair: Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo
13.30 Post-Quantum Fido2
Sandra Guasch, SandboxAQ
13.45 A Post-Quantum Construction for Signal's Handshake (X3DH)
Thomas Preset, PQshield
14.00 Firmware Integrity in the Quantum Age -- How to Prepare Against Threats of Quantum Computing Now
Martin Schlaeffer, Infineon
14.30 Wrap Up
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair
14.45 Close of the Event
- Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Programme Committee Chair)
- Jaya Baloo,Vice Chair, SAB, EU Quantum Flagship
- 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 had the opportunity to visit the following posters during the networking breaks:
- Quantum-Safe Transition for Trust Services
Rudi Gaspardo, Matteo Todescato, Luca Boldrin and Giuliana Marzola
- Post-Quantum Secure Internet Voting
Johannes Mueller, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg
- Efficient Migration of PKIs using Hybrid Cryptography and Key Update
Jan Klaussner, Frank Byszio-Wegener and Kim Nguyen
- 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, Vicente Martin Ayuso, Laura Ortiz Martin, Ruben David Brito Mendez, Rafael Juan Vicente Garcia, Jaime Saez de Buruaga, Alberto Juan Sebastian Lombraña, Rafael Artiñano Muñoz and Jose Luis Rosales
- Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Settings
Shradhanjali Sahu, University of Leeds
- Time and Frequency Techniques for Phase Stabilization in Real-World Twin-Field QKD
Salvatore Virzì, Cecilia Clivati, Alice Meda, Simone Donadello, Marco Genovese, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni and Davide Calonico
- Introducing PQC in VoIP Communication and Integration of PQC & QKD in legacy IP Encryptors
Rakesh Singh Rawat, Himani Gandhi Garg, Prashant Singh, Ashutosh Tekriwal, Sahil Kalra and Prashant Chugh - CDOT
- Easing entry into QKD with an ETSI 014 reference implementation, test suite and the standardization of Post Processing
Noel Farrugia, André Xuereb and Johann A. Briffa
- Side Channel Leakage assessment of NIST PQC Algorithm Crystal-Kyber implemented on FPGA
Sabyasachi Mandal, Priya Prasad and Swarnim Agrawal
- Practical Quantum-Safe Device Enrolment
- Holistic Approach to Quantum-Safe Infrastructures
John Sirianni, QWERX
Michele Mosca - University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chair
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, and a founding member of Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and CEO of the quantum-safe cybersecurity company, evolutionQ, and co-founder of the quantum software and applications company, softwareQ. He serves as Chair of the board of Quantum Industry Canada.
He started working in cryptography during his undergraduate studies and obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms. His research interests include algorithms and software for quantum computers, and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies.
He co-founded the not-for-profit Quantum-Safe Canada, and the ETSI-IQC workshop series in quantum-safe cryptography and 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.
Dr. Mosca’s awards and honours include 2010 Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).
Reza Azarderakhsh - FAU and PQSecure
Dr. Azarderakhsh is a Professor at FAU as well as founder and CEO at PQSecure. He received his PhD from Western University in Computer Engineering and was an NSERC Postdoc research fellow at University of Waterloo. Dr. Azarderakhsh is an established cryptographic engineer for more than a decade with main focus on post-quantum cryptography. He is also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS) Cryptographic Track. He has been co/author of more 120 papers in top-tier conferences and journals in various areas such as protocols design, cryptanalysis, secure implementations and integrations of post-quantum cryptography.
Jaya Baloo - EU Quantum Flagship
Jaya Baloo is Avast’s former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and joined Avast in October 2019. Previously, Ms. Baloo held the position of CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and led its security team.
Ms. Baloo is formally recognised within the list of top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide. In 2019, she was also selected as one of the fifty most inspiring women in the Netherlands by Inspiring Fifty.
Ms. Baloo has been working in the field of information security, with a focus on secure network architecture, for over 20 years and sits on the advisory boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, PQCrypto and the EU Quantum Flagship’s Strategic Advisory Board. She serves on the audit committee of TIIN capital, a cybersecurity fund. Since 2021 she is also a board member of the RvT of the Dutch Broadcasting station, the NOS.
Ms. Baloo has spoken widely at high profile conferences such as RSA, TEDx and Codemotion on topics including Lawful Interception, VoIP ; Mobile Security, Cryptography, and Quantum Communications Networks. Additionally, Ms. Baloo is a faculty member of Singularity University since 2017, where she regularly lectures.
Marco Barros Lourenco, ENISA
Marco Barros Lourenco is a technologist and researcher in the field of digital policy. He has a career spanning nearly 30 years, 20 of which were spent in international organisations and multinational corporations such as the World Bank, the EU Council, the United Nations, Microsoft, and the EU Cybersecurity Agency.
For nearly two decades, Marco served as an advisor to several governments in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, particularly in the area of digital policy. He helped define national digital and cybersecurity strategies for more than 17 countries. Since 2018, Marco has been responsible for the research and innovation programme for the European Union Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA). He advises the European Commission and Member States on research and digital policy and contributes to the EU's strategic agenda for research and innovation."
Martin Beauchamp - GSMA
Martin Beauchamp is the Senior Industry Security Analyst in the GSMA’s Cyber Security Department where he works on delivering practical security responses to the evolving threats facing the mobile industry.
Martin has significant global experience in delivering cyber & security outcomes with industry, government and academic perspectives. He has a strong technical background and nurtures trust relationships to understand solutions to complex cyber security problems. Martin has a broad range of current interests including cybersecurity, quantum safe cryptography, supply chain risk, security architecture, red teaming, software security, 5G, artificial intelligence security and security risk management. Martin has written and presented numerous security whitepapers and seminars.
Prior to joining GSMA, Martin worked in UK Government on Telecoms Security & Resilience at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and in a variety of global cyber security roles at BT. He holds two degrees and is a Chartered Engineer.
Peter Bordow - Wells Fargo
Peter Bordow is SVP, Distinguished Engineer, and Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Systems & Emerging Technology Leader in Information and Cyber Security at Wells Fargo. In this role, Peter is responsible for leading research and development, strategy, and ideation across a portfolio which includes digital identity, extended reality, privacy enhancing technologies, and other innovation areas. Peter has over 30 years of technology experience researching, architecting, and innovating emerging technologies across financial, aerospace, defense, and communications industries. Peter has 15 issued patents in quantum technology, Post Quantum Cryptography, and digital identity and has managed many large research & development and innovation technology projects.
Matthew Campagna - Amazon Web Services
Matthew Campagna is a Sr. Principal Engineer & Cryptographer for Amazon Web Services Inc.’s. He oversees the design and analysis of cryptographic solutions across AWS. He is a member of the ETSI Security Algorithms Group Experts (SAGE), and Chairman of ETSI TC CYBER’s Quantum Safe Cryptography group. Previously he managed Certicom/BlackBerry’s Cryptography Research Group focused on the development of intellectual property and standardization for elliptic curve cryptography. He holds a doctorate in Mathematics from Wesleyan University.
Wouter Castryck - imec-COSIC, KU Leuven
Wouter Castryck is a mathematician currently working as a research expert at the research group Cosic of the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven. He studies computational aspects of number theory and algebraic geometry, with a focus on applications to cryptography. Most of his recent work is devoted to isogeny-based cryptography, an actively studied subbranch of post-quantum cryptography.
Florian Caullery - Qualcomm
He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics from the University Aix-Marseille in France in 2014 and he has been working as a cryptographer for private companies in Europe and the Middle-East since then.
Lily Chen - NIST
Dr. Lily (Lidong) Chen is a mathematician and heads Cryptographic Technology Group in Computer Security Division, NIST. Her team has been developing cryptographic standards published in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and NIST Special Publications (SP). The team is currently devoted to developing next generation cryptography standards, including post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography for constrained environment, and approaches multiple advanced cryptographic areas.
Christopher Chunnilall - NPL
Christopher Chunnilall is a scientist at NPL, the UK’s national metrology institute, where he leads work on quantum photonics metrology and its application to evaluating quantum optical devices and technologies such as single-photon sources and detectors, quantum key distribution (QKD) hardware, and quantum random number generators (QRNGs).
He is a co-investigator in the UK Quantum Communications Hub, the vice-Chair co-ordinating quantum photonics activities of the European Metrology Network for Quantum Technologies, a member of international single-photon metrology working groups and the ETSI ISG-QKD and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 WG 2 and WG3 committees working on standards for QKD and RNGs.
Bruno Couillard - Crypto4A Technologies, Inc.
Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry, and brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of technology and cybersecurity. He is best known for his leading role in the development of the Luna hardware security module (HSM) and as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Chrysalis-ITS (Safenet/Gemalto/Thales). He also contributed to defining the PKCS#11 Standard, the API to cryptographic tokens. Bruno has authored patents on security of root key transfer, time stamping, time synchronization, and other topics, and continues to develop new ones to this day. Bruno served 10 years with the Canadian Armed Forces where he earned his Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada.
As a board member of Quantum Industry Canada (QIC) association, co-chair of the Quantum Industry Developers and Users Working Group, and a member of the Canadian National Quantum Strategy committee, Bruno is actively involved in the promotion and development of a Quantum National Strategy for Canada.
Sophia Grundner-Culemann - University of Munich
Sophia Grundner-Culemann is a mathematician and doctoral student researching post-quantum cryptography, quantum computing and provable security.
Sandra Guasch - Sandbox AQ
Sandra Guasch is a privacy engineer at Sandbox. She got her PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia on voter verifiability applied to electronic voting in 2016. She has worked in different areas of applied cryptography and cybersecurity, including designing electronic voting protocols, security lifecycle management, secure systems design and red teaming. Sandra joined SandboxAQ in August 2022 in order to work on quantum-resistant privacy-preserving technologies.
Jonathan Hammel, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
Jonathan Hammell is the Senior Technical Advisor for Cryptographic Security and the Lead for Cryptographic Standards at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, part of the Communications Security Establishment. Jonathan participates in various international standards organizations, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Working Group 2 of Subcommittee 27 for the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, and the Accredited Standards Committee X9. As Senior Technical Advisor, Jonathan is a subject matter expert in cryptography and provides advice and guidance within the Government of Canada and to industry partners.
Tobias Hemmert - Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
Tobias Hemmert holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Düsseldorf. He joined the cryptography division of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2020 and mostly works on topics in post-quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution.
George Kanellos - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dr George T. Kanellos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He was previously a Senior Lecturer (2017-2022) with the University of Bristol and a senior research fellow with the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki/ Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He received his BSc and Ph.D. (2002/2008) from EE/CS School of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Dr. Kanellos research focus on terrestrial and satellite optical and quantum communications and networks. He previously led the technical efforts in several EU and National funded projects and was the Bristol PI for EU-H2020-UNIQORN and co-I for the EPSRC UK-National Quantum Communications hub project. Dr Kanellos has also worked with ESA in the HyDRON Network Deployment Technology Roadmap. He currently serves as the technical co-ordinator for the National Greek EUROQCI initiative, HellasQCI. Dr Kanellos has published more than 100 scientific publications and 5 book chapters.
Ayesha Khalid - Queens University Belfast
Dr Ayesha Khalid is a lecturer at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at the Queen's University Belfast, UK. Her research area is the lattice-based cryptography, embedded systems security and cryptographic hardware. She was QUB Lead and Co-Investigator on an Innovate UK funded Project, AQuaSeC, and is also Co-Investigator on the EPSRC funded UK Quantum Communications Hub. She is a senior member IEEE and is part of technical program committee for several conferences on hardware security.
Masato Koashi - Univ. of Tokyo
Prof. Koashi has been working on the security theory of QKD. He proved the security of various QKD protocols against general attacks, including B92, SARG04, DPS, Round-Robin DPS, Twin-Field, and Continuous-Variable QKD.
1995: Dr. Sci (Univ. of Tokyo)
1995-1999: Research Scientist in NTT Basic Research Laboratories.
1999-2004: Associate professor at Department of Photoscience, School of Advanced Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI).
2004-2011: Associate professor at Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka Univ.
2011-present: Professor at Photon Science Center, School of Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo.
Stefan Kölbl - Google
Stefan is an information security engineer working at Google, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark in 2016, then worked as a Postdoc on the PQCRYPTO project and as a security consultant. As a researcher his main area has been the design and cryptanalysis of cryptographic primitives. He co-designed several cryptographic algorithms like SPHINCS+ (winner of the NIST PQC competition), Skinny (ISO/IEC 18033-7 standard), Gimli and Haraka. Stefan has been a member of ISO/IEC SC27/WG2 since 2017. In his current role at Google he is responsible for the cryptographic library Tink, security reviews, and cryptographic consultations across all product areas, with a focus on guiding Google’s transition to post-quantum cryptography.
Stavros Kousidis - Federal Office for Information Security
Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2011. Since 2012 cryptographer at the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany.
Thomas Länger - ID Quantique Europe GmbH
He is a computer scientist and has been active mostly in European research projects in the field of IT security, and particularly Quantum Key Distribution, for almost 20 years. He was the founding chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group for QKD, where he is still active today, in addition to CEN/CENELEC's Focus Group for QT (and the newly formed JTC 22), ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, Austrian ASI, QuIC and other standards developing organisations and consortia. He is currently employed by the Viennese SME IDQ Europe as Standardisation and Certification Manager and he is preparing the actual security certification of a commercial QKD link, following the paradigms recently developed in the ETSI ISG-QKD and ISO/IEC SC27 WG3.
Xinhua Ling - Amazon Web Services
Dr. Xinhua Ling is a Senior Applied Scientist at the Center for Quantum Networking, Amazon Web Services. He designed the system architecture and led the software development of the Open QKD Network project when working with the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo (UW). Dr. Ling is an active contributor to the ETSI ISG QKD group reports and specifications. He has extensive knowledge and experience in communication networking technologies and protocols, and information security technologies. He has published 30+ papers in IEEE and ACM journals and conference proceedings, and is a co-inventor of three U.S. patents, including one 3GPP standard-essential patent. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UW. Dr. Ling received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Quantum Science and Technology by IOP Publishing in 2019.
Sarah McCarthy - Institute for Quantum Computing (UWaterloo)
Sarah McCarthy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing, part of the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD in Computer Science in 2020, and her Master of Science in Mathematics in 2014, both from Queen’s University Belfast. Sarah’s research is in quantum-secure cryptography; she aims to contribute efficient designs which are useful and practical in the real world. Her recent work explores vehicle-to-vehicle communications, global QKD networking and advanced lattice-based primitives such as identity-based encryption.
Alice Meda - INRIM
Dr. Alice Meda is a researcher at Italian National Institute of Metrology Research (INRIM) in Quantum metrology and nano technologies Division since 2017. She developed skills in quantum optics, classical and quantum radiometry, quantum communication and quantum imaging technologies.
She is INRIM delegate of Comité Consultatif de Photométrie et Radiométrie (CCPR) since 2019.
Her most recent works regard the development of single photon metrology for real word QKD application and the application of quantum imaging and sensing protocols in the framework of different European and International projects.
Dustin Moody - National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dustin Moody is a mathematician in the NIST Computer Security Division. Dustin leads the post-quantum cryptography project at NIST. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2009. His area of research deals with elliptic curves and their applications in cryptography.
Mike Ounsworth - Entrust
Mike Ounsworth is a Software Security Architect at Entrust. His day-job is primarily application security architecture and penetration testing, with research projects in cryptography and post-quantum cryptography. He is leading discussion at IETF around post-quantum transition strategies for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), including primary and secondary authorship on several Internet Drafts. He holds an M.Sc in Computer Science in robotics and artificial intelligence from McGill University, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with concentrations in mathematics and physics from Queen's University. Fun fact: he has a decade of experience coaching the high school level FIRST Robotics Competition.
Mark Pecen - Approach Infinity, Inc.
MARK PECEN is a senior technology executive and head of a specialised technology advisory group, Approach Infinity, Inc., with a focus on research, standardisation, intellectual property and commercialisation of advanced technologies.
A recognized thought leader with 35+ years in the ICT industry, Pecen has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Daily Telegraph, Cybersecurity Magazine and others, and is the author of numerous articles, papers and book chapters. He is a pioneer in wireless technology and inventor on more than 100 fundamental patents in wireless communication, networking and computing, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Pecen has served on over 20 advisory and governance boards for public and private companies over the years, including the University of Waterloo (CANADA) Institute for Quantum Computing. He is an investor and advisor to several technology companies and venture funds, and is a general partner of a Canadian deep-tech fund, and is the co-founder of ETSI TC Cyber Working Group for Quantum Safe Cryptography.
Gilles Piché - Bank of Canada
Gilles is the Director of Cyber Security Solution Architect in the Cyber Security Division at the Bank of Canada. Reporting to the CISO, he is responsible for the development of the Cyber Security Standards and reference architectures. His team contributes to the securing and enablement of business solution as well as cyber specific solutions, and technologies. Some of the specific areas of focus include Cyber Risk Management, Zero Trust strategy and getting ready to mitigate the Quantum Threat.
Prior to that, Gilles helped create and manage the Cyber Defense Centre where he was responsible for operations and management of the Bank’s cyber security tools, security assessment and security operations centre.
Gilles’ IT and Cyber Security experience span over the last 25 years through which he has performed almost every aspect of Cyber Security. When not working on cyber, Gilles enjoys a variety of outdoor sports such Alpine Skiing and Cycling.
Thomas Prest - PQShield
Thomas Prest is lead cryptography researcher at PQShield, a start-up specialized in post-quantum cryptography. He is one of the inventors of the Falcon signature scheme, which in July 2022 has been selected by NIST for standardization (along Kyber, Dilithium and SPHINCS+).
Wei Qi - CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd.
Dr. Wei Qi is the CEO of CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd, the Chairman of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) Special Task Force (ST7) on Quantum Communication and Information Technology, also the Vice Chairman of Quantum Information Network Industry Alliance in China. At the same time, he is currently the chief engineer in charge of the national wide-area quantum secure communication backbone network, dedicated to promoting the industrial development of quantum communication technology.
Hao Qin - Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
Hao Qin is currently a Quantum Communications Technologist in the National Quantum-Safe Network/Quantum Engineering Programme, affiliated with Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. He is co-chair of the quantum communication networks task force under Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)-Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee. He has more than 10 years of academic and industry experience in quantum communication technology. Hao Qin was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada. He obtained his PhD from TELECOM Paris (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) France, MSc from TELECOM Bretagne (IMT Atlantique) France and BSc from Southeast University, China. His research interests include implementation security, continuous variable, and standard/certification of quantum communication.
Markku-Juhani Saarinen - PQShield Ltd.
Dr. Saarinen is a Staff Security Architect at PQShield LTD (Oxford, UK) and a Professor of Practice (työelämäprofessori) in Information Security at Tampere University (Finland). He started his career as a cryptographer at SSH Communications Security in 1997, working on the now-ubiquitous SSH2 protocol. He has stayed in the field since that time, dividing time between academia and the security industry. Dr. Saarinen joined PQShield Ltd. at its inception as a University of Oxford spin-out in 2018. At PQShield, he has architected some of the first commercially successful high-assurance Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) hardware modules. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Security (Cryptanalysis) from Royal Holloway, University of London (2009).
Michael Salmon - Verizon
Michael is part of Verizon's Technology Strategy & Planning team, focused on technology standards related to 5G and Verizon's Global Networks. In this role, he is a lead delegate in 5GAA, GSMA, ETSI, and other industry groups and SDOs. Before relocating to Germany, Michael was responsible for product and engineering at various SF startups.
Michael has an EMBA from ESMT Berlin.
Martin Schläffer - Infineon Technologies
Martin Schläffer is a principal engineer in the security innovation team at Infineon Technologies. He received his PhD in cryptography from the Graz University of Technology. He co-designed several symmetric cryptographic algorithms, including the NIST finalists Ascon and Grøstl. At Infineon, he is responsible for the implementation security of cryptographic algorithms in hardware and software. Currently, he is leading several post-quantum cryptography projects and launched the first TPM using a PQC protected firmware update.
Johanna Sepúlveda, Airbus
Johanna Sepúlveda received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a Senior Researcher in the area of security and emerging technologies at the University of South Brittany (France), INRIA (France) and at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Currently she holds a position as the Airbus Expert on Quantum-Secure Technologies, being Chief Engineer of different European quantum initiatives such as the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI). Also she is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Quantum Technologies for the European Commission and leader of the Strategic Industry Roadmap at the Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC). She has more than 15 years of experience in R&T and R&D in the area of security, networked systems, HPC and quantum technologies.
Dong-Hi SIM - SK Telecom
Dong-Hi Sim (a.k.a Donghee Shim) has been actively involved in global standardization activities for more than 15 years including 3GPP, OMA, IEEE, ETSI, and ITU-T. For the last 11 years, he has been with SK Telecom to research emerging technologies to analyze future business landscapes, opportunities for strategic planning, and communication technology development. In particular, for the last four to five years, he has been leading activities for the global standards and ecosystem development for Quantum technology at SK Telecom.
Joanna Sliwa - NATO Cyber Security Centre
Joanna Sliwa holds a senior scientist position in the NATO Communications and Information Agency in the Hague, Netherlands. She has almost 20 years of experience working on different projects mainly related to security of networks and devices. Before, as Head of C4I Systems’ Department in Military Communication Institute in Zegrze, Poland, she managed projects related to detection of cyber attacks in 5G infrastructure, was responsible for the development of the PKI infrastructure and cyber defence capabilities in the SDN radio, and many others. She received M.Sc. from the Faculty of Electronics and Computer Science of Warsaw University of Technology in 2003, and in 2011 defended with Honours Ph.D. in Telecommunications on Military University of Technology. She is author and co-author of dozens of publications. Currently she is actively taking part in studies on quantum computing application in military domain and application of different security architectures in NATO.
Gabriele Spini - TNO (Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Gabriele Spini is a cryptographer at TNO, the Dutch organisation for applied scientific research. He holds a double PhD degree from the universities of Leiden and of Bordeaux. He is active in several fields of cryptography, and in particular on the migration to quantum-safe cryptography.
Christoph Striecks - AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Christoph Striecks is a cryptography researcher in the Cyber Security team at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organization (RTO). His professional focus lies in cryptographic technologies (such as end-to-end encryption) with strong provable security guarantees and applications to concrete real-world problems (such as transition to quantum-safe systems). In 2015, Christoph received his PhD in cryptography from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Moreover, he was involved as an expert in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) Specialist Task Force (STF 529) to support the standardization of attribute-based encryption (ABE).
Akihisa Tomita - Hokkaido University
Akihisa Tomita received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Tokyo in 1982, 1984 and 1998, respectively. He engaged in the research on photonics from 1984 to 2000 and conducted research on quantum information technology from 1998 to 2010 both in NEC Corporation. He also led the group for quantum information experiments in Quantum Computation and Information Project, ERATO and SORST, JST, from 2000 to 2010. He is a professor at Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University since 2010. He is a co-founder of Quantum ICT Forum, and has been the Representative Director. His current research covers photonics for quantum information processing and quantum communication.
Ward van der Schoot - TNO (Dutch National Organisation of Applied Scientific Research)
Ward E. van der Schoot received the BA degree in Mathematics and MMath degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, Clare College, UK in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
From 2021 onwards he works as a scientist in the department Applied Cryptography and Quantum Algorithms at TNO, the Dutch national organisation of applied scientific research. His work focuses on theoretical and applied development of algorithms and applications in quantum computing, as well as applications in Post-Quantum Cryptography and Privacy-Enhancing Technologies.
Colin Whorlow, NCSC
Colin Whorlow has worked in the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and its predecessor CESG, for over 20 years. As Head of International Standards he has spearheaded NCSC’s active involvement in global security standards work including within ETSI and 3GPP. He convened the ETSI Quantum Safe Cryptography ISG, now a Working Group within TC Cyber, and has also chaired the group – and he is a Programme Committee member for the annual ETSI/IQC Quantum-safe cryptography workshops. More recently he convened the ETSI Securing AI ISG. Colin was a long-time member of the Management Board of ENISA, and a former chair of the CCRA Management Committee. In previous roles he led CESG’s engagement on EU and NATO information assurance issues, and he has led workshops at Meridian and at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace. Colin also chaired the Information Security Technical Working Group at the Wassenaar Arrangement for some years.
Felix Wissel, Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH
Felix Wissel holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics and works for the engineering department of Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH which he joined in 2014 as senior expert for network concepts and architectures. He now focuses on quantum cryptography and is project coordinator for PETRUS to coordinate and support the EU-funded projects from the Digital Europe Programme. Before, he was project manager for QSAFE and worked on the feasibility study and the detailed design of EuroQCI. He is interested in mathematics, topology, and network design challenges.
Hong Xiang - Chongqing University
Prof. Hong Xiang is the member of National Cryptography Standardization Technical Committee, China. He also serves as the vice director of the Key Laboratory of Dependable Service Computing in Cyber Physical Society (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, China. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1998. His area of research deals with applications in PQC.