4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography

  • 19-21 September 2016Add this to my calendar
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  • Toronto, Canadaexpand

The 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop took place in Toronto, Canada, on 19 – 21 September 2016. It was introduced on 19 September by a special Executive Track and followed by an in depth technical workshop on 20-21 September 2016.

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 and information assets from cyber threats rely on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies.

A new suite of tools resilient to quantum computers must be deployed and standardized in order to maintain reliable cyber systems and protect confidentiality.

This three-day workshop brought together diverse players 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.

Who should attend?

Attendees and presenters include leaders from the fields of post-quantum (quantum resistant) cryptography, quantum key distribution (QKD), theoretical and commercial integration of cryptography and security tools, first-adopters of quantum-safe tools from industry and government, and members of standards bodies. 

All three workshop days were open to those who wished to learn more about how we are all affected by the fast-evolving race to build a quantum computer.

Program committee:

  • Johannes Buchmann, Prof. of Informatics and Mathematics at TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Donna Dodson, Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor & Division Chief for Computer Security Division at NIST
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Michele Mosca, co-founder of IQC, University of Waterloo
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, Past-President of IACR
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory at NICT
  • Andrew Shields, Chairman of ETSI QKD, Toshiba
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG

Day 1, 19 September was designed for business and security executives who need to develop strategies for a quantum-safe future. 

Attendees learned how quantum computers are poised to disrupt the current security landscape, how government and industry organizations are approaching this threat, and the emerging solutions to help organizations protect their cyber systems and assets, now and into the future of quantum computing. (Attendees)

10:30 Registration and Coffee


  • Scott Jones, Communications Security Establishment 
  • Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI 
11:15 The Quantum Threat to Cybersecurity (for CxOs)
An executive level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape.
Speaker: Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Public Sector Views On Quantum Computers And Threats To Governments
Governments around the world have the most at risk and are concerned about the threats posed by Quantum Computing. Learn more about their views and some of the early mitigation plans.
Panel Moderator: Michael Groves, CESG

  • Andrew Regenscheid, NIST
  • Manfred Lochter, BSI
  • Dave Sabourin, Communications Security Establishment
12:40 Networking Lunch

Tomorrow's Security Challenges And Quantum Readiness
The explosion of connected information and communication technologies that collect and process data, control physical systems and manage our lives brings unprecedented security challenges. Learn how leading vendors are approaching this massive increase in cyber vulnerability and planning for security enhancements that will also protect against the quantum threat.
Panel Moderator: Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services

  • Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft
  • David McGrew, Cisco Systems
  • Rafael Misoczki, Intel
14.10 Coffee Break 

Mitigating The Quantum Threat: Conventional Tools
A discussion of the commercially available conventional solutions that are in the market today and how they can help prepare your organization for a quantum future.
Panel Moderator: Sherry Shannon Vanstone, TrustPoint Innovation

  • Mike K. Brown, ISARA Corporation
  • Brian Romansky, TrustPoint Innovation
  • William Whyte, Security Innovation

Mitigating The Quantum Threat: Quantum Tools
A discussion of the commercial solutions utilizing quantum technologies and how they can help prepare your organization for a quantum future.
Panel Moderator: Masahide Sasaki, NICT

  • Jeong-sik Cho SK Telecom
  • Bruno Huttner, IDQuantique
  • Qiang Zhang, USTC
15:40 Coffee Break

The Importance Of Standardization
Learn from experts about the importance of standardization to drive security and interoperability across the ICT industry.
Moderator: Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity Inc.

  • Lily Chen, NIST
  • Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI
  • Michel Girard, Standards Council, Government of Canada
16:30 Threats, Challenges and Opportunities
A discussion of the road ahead for both the ICT Industry and the CxOs that need to build plans to ensure that they are well protected from the evolving threat of a quantum computer. Authenticating a transaction with your bank, updating the software on your computer and protecting your corporate network – all of these standard tasks face significant threats from quantum computers.
Moderator: Robert E. Crow,Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
17:00 Close of the Executive Track
17:10 Reception

Days 2 and 3, 20-21 September, was designed for members of the business, government and research communities with a stake in cryptographic standardization on a global scale. Attend Days 2 and 3 to dive deeper into development of quantum-safe cryptographic standards. This workshop is designed to help industry participants move towards a standardized approach to quantum-safe cryptographic solutions.

A range of research and commercial presentations will focus on state-of-the-art quantum key distribution, and the selection criteria for the new encryption algorithms that will protect the world's communications. This is a unique opportunity to engage with key members of the quantum-safe cryptography community and participate in practical and scientific discussions.

The latest research from industry and academia will be reviewed, as well as some of the next-generation standards development work currently in progress at ETSI and other international standards organizations. Our goal is to identify and give focus to further research and development on quantum-safe cryptography and its application.

The workshop will showcase both the most recent requirements from industry and government, and cutting-edge potential solutions coming out of the most recent research. (Attendees)

Tuesday 20 September

08:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
09:00 Welcome

Session 1: Introductory Session and World Tour (part 1)
Session Chair: Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo

Speakers to include:

  • 09:15 Andrew Regenscheid, NIST (USA)
  • 09:30 Canadian perspective
    Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo
  • 09:45 An Overview of PQC Research Activities and Standardization Concerns in China
    Hong Xiang, Chongqing University (China)
  • 10:00 Akihisa Tomita (Japan)
  • 10:15 Jeong-sik Cho (Korea)
10:30 Coffee Break

Session 1: Introductory Session and World Tour (part 2)
Session Chair: Colin Whorlow, CESG

  • 11:00 Andrew Shield, Toshiba (UK)
  • 11:15 Davide Calonico, INRIM (IT)
  • 11:30 Johannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt (EU)
  • 11:45 Q&A
12:00 Networking Lunch and Poster Sessions

Session 2: Joint Global Efforts
Session Chair: Lily Chen, NIST

Speakers to include:

  • 13:30 QCRYPT Conference Summary
    Yi-Kai Liu, NIST
  • 13:45 ETSI ISG QKD
    Andrew Shields, Toshiba
  • 14:00 Standardization Progress on Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    Mark Pecen, Chairman ETSI ISG QSC, Approach Infinity Inc.
  • 14:15 Security Alliance, Quantum‐Safe Security Working Group
    Bruno Huttner, IDQuantique
  • 14:30 PQCRYPTO Project - An Update
    Andreas Hülsing
  • 14:45 SAFEcrypto: Secure Architectures of Future Emerging cryptography
    Ciara Rafferty, Queens'University, Belfast
15.00 Coffee Break

Session 3: Computational Threats to Cryptography
Session Chair: Masahide Sasaki, NICT

Speakers to include:

  • 15:30 When and How will we Build a Quantum Computer
    Matteo Mariantoni, University of Waterloo
  • 15:50 Building Quantum Computers
    Bill Coish, McGill University
  • 16:10 Recent Developments in Cryptanalysis of Public-Key Cryptosystems
    Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo

Session 4: Towards Standardization
Session Chair: Mark Pecen, Isara

Speakers to include:

  • 16:30 Towards Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization
    Lily Chen, NIST
  • 16:50 Is Post-Quantum-Cryptography Ready for Standardization?
    Frank Morgner, Bundesdruckerei GmbH

Session 5: Industry Perspectives
Session Chair: Mark Pecen, Isara

  • 17:10: Momtchil Peev, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
  • 17:30 Challenges for a quantum-safe IoT
    Oscar Garcia Morchon, Phillips
17:50 Close of Day 1

Wednesday 21 September

08:00 Continental Breakfast

Session 6: Recent Developments in Making and Breaking Quantum-Safe Cryptography
Session Chair: Johannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt

Speakers to include:

  • 09:00 On Physical Assumptions in Cryptography
    Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary
  • 09:20 Challenges to physical security of today's quantum technologies
    Vadim Makarov, University of Waterloo
  • 09:40 Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Digital Signatures
    Puthoor Ittoop Vergheese, Heriot-Watt University
  • 10:00 LWE-based Authentication and Key Leakage Prevention
    Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
  • 10:20 NTRUEncrypt parameters: past, present and future
    John Schanck, Security Innovation
10:40 Coffee Break

Session 7:Towards Deployment and Standardization
Session Chair: Matt Campagna, Amazon Web Services

Speakers to include:

  • 11:10 Quantum safe IKEv2 and TLS: two practical approaches
    Scott Fluhrer, Cisco Systems
  • 11:30 Practical, Quantum-Secure Key Exchange from LWE
    Douglas Stebila, McMaster University
  • 11:50 Practical Hash Based Signatures. Uses, status quo, challenges, and going forward
    David McGrew, Cisco Systems
12:10 Networking Lunch

Session 8: Architectures and Use Cases
Session Chair: Norbert Lütkenhaus

Speakers to include:

  • 13:30 Quantum Secure Network - Architecture and Applications 
  • Akio Tajima, NEC
  • 13:50 Case study on long-lived system - architecture and post-quantum aspects
    Johannes Buchmann, Teschnische Universität Darmstadt
  • 14:05 Case study on long-lived system -QKD Aspects
    Masahide Sasaki, NICT

Session 8:Useful scenarios for combining QKD and post-quantum cryptography
Discussion led by :Robert E. Crow, Institute for Quantum Computing


Session Summary and Closing Remarks
Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
15:45 Close of Workshop

BrownMike Brown, ISARA
Mike is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder for ISARA Corporation. He is focused on the technical vision and direction for the company. ISARA's mission is help build a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from a Quantum Computer, without being exploited by it.
Previous to ISARA, Mike was the Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry. At BlackBerry, Mike was responsible for the vision and execution of Product Security for all of BlackBerry's products and co-founded the Product Security practice there. Mike has spoken at many global security events such as RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. Mike has a Master's of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on Cryptography. 

Buchmann.pngJohannes Buchmann, Member of the Programme Committee
Johannes Buchmann received a PhD from the Universität zu Köln, Germany in 1982. 1985 and 1986 he was a PostDoc at the Ohio State University on a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 1988 to 1996 he was a professor of Computer Sience ate the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Since 1996 he is a professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt. From 2001 to 2007 he was Vice President Research of TU Darmstadt. In 1993 he received the Leibniz-Prize of the German Science Foundation and in 2012 the Tsugming Tu Award of Taiwan. His is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and of the German Academy of  Science Leopoldina.

Davide CalonicoDavide Calonico, INRIM
Davide Calonico is a physicist, PhD at the Politecnico of Turin, senior researcher at the Italian National Metrological Institute, INRIM in Turin (http://rime.inrim.it/labafs/).
He is mainly involved in Time and Frequency (T/F) metrology, laser cooled atomic clocks and the dissemination of precise time over fibre. DC is responsible for the Italian calibration service in the T/F area and he is the President of Top-IX, a Consortium of 85 members (public and private sector), deploying a fibre network of 700 km for Internet Exchange and Innovative Applications development (www.top-ix.org). DC is the chair of the Optical Fibre Study Group of the T/F Committee within the Meter Convention.
Since 2010, DC is in charge of the Italian fibre link for T/F: 2000 km of fibres across Italy, from Turin to Milan, Florence, Rome, Naple, Matera and connected to the rest of Europe. The link is devoted to precise time distribution for science and industry, and it will implement also the Italian Quantum Backbone, devoted to QKD in-field for real users.

Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services
Matthew Campagna is the Principal Security Engineer in Amazon Web Services Inc.'s Cryptography Group where he currently leads the cryptographic design of AWS cryptographic services such as AWS KMS, CloudHSM and AWS Certificate Manager. Matthew is an affiliate of Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a member of the ETSI Security Algorithms Group Experts (SAGE). Previously Matthew led the Certicom Research group at BlackBerry managing research in cryptography and standards participation in ANSI, ZigBee, SECG, ETSI's SAGE, and the 3GPP-SA3 working group. Prior to joining Certicom, Matthew managed the Secure Systems research group at Pitney Bowes, and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University in group theory, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fordham University.

Lily ChenLily Chen, NIST
Dr. Lily (Lidong) Chen is a mathematician and the manager of Cryptographic Technology Group of Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D degree from Aarhus University, Denmark in Applied Mathematics. Her research areas include cryptographic protocols and their applications in communication security.

Jeong-sik Cho, SK Telecom
Jeong-sik Cho is an engineer and a manger in SK telecom. He has developed the optics part of the quantum key distribution system.
Before he joined SK telecom, He worked in the optical fiber division of Samsung Electronics and in the optical communications lab of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.

He received a Ph.D from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea in 2008.

Bill CoishBill Coish, McGill University
Bill Coish is an Associate Professor of physics at McGill Univeristy in Montreal Canada. He is a fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program on Quantum Information Science. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Basel, Switzerland, an MSc from McMaster University, and a BSc from the University of Manitoba.
Coish works on the theory of practical devices for future quantum technology, working closely with several top experimental groups worldwide. Current topics of interest include the physics of decoherence (the loss of information stored in quantum devices), the creation of entanglement (strong correlations between quantum particles, necessary to improve communication tasks), and coupling distant quantum systems with light, a prerequisite for large-scale computation with quantum devices. 

Robert E. CrowRobert E. Crow, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo
Robert E. (Bob) Crow is an experienced public policy and technology industry leader, currently serving as Executive in Residence at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo.
Bob's career includes lengthy service in the private, Non Governmental Organization (NGO), and university sectors as an executive, consultant and teacher. He is the former Vice-President for Industry, Government and University Relations at Research In Motion Limited (RIM), where he built and led RIM's global programs in government relations, community relations, corporate responsibility, market intelligence and university research. Prior to joining RIM in July 2001, Bob was Vice-President Policy at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Prior to this, he served from 1975 – 1998 at Ryerson University in Toronto as both professor of planning and senior administrator in a wide variety of roles including Information and Communication Technology strategy development, establishment of a technology centre, and leader of Ryerson's advancement activities.


Donna Dodson, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST - Member of the Programme Committee
Donna Dodson is also the Division Chief of the Computer Security Division (CSD) and the Acting Executive Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Donna oversees the CSD cybersecurity research program to develop standards, guidelines, technology, tests and metrics for the protection of unclassified Federal information and systems. Through partnerships with industry, Dodson also ensures NIST cybersecurity contributions help secure the Nation’s sensitive information and systems. This includes establishing public-private collaborations for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. Dodson received one Department of Commerce Gold Medal and three NIST Bronze Medals. She was a recipient of a 2011 Federal 100 Award for her contributions to advancements in cybersecurity and included in the Top 10 Influential People in Government Information Security.

Scott FluhrerScott Fluhrer, Cisco
Scott Fluhrer is a cryptographer who works for the Security and Trust (STO) Organization within Cisco Systems; he is currently researching (among other things) various approaches to postquantum cryptography. His previous works include breaks on a number of cryptographical primitives, most notably RC4 as used in the Wired Encryption Protocol (WEP) system. In addition, Scott has a Masters in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and is currently living in Massachusetts with his wife and three dogs.

Garcia MorchonOscar Garcia-Morchon, Philips Research
Oscar Garcia-Morchon is a Senior Scientist at Philips Research, Cambridge, USA. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2005. He joined Philips Research first in Germany (2005), moving later to the Netherlands (2008) and the US (2016). From 2007 to 2011, he carried out his Ph.D. at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, on "Security for Pervasive Healthcare". He has lead different technical projects related to cryptography, security and privacy, networking, system and software architectures, signal processing and data science for Healthcare and Smart Cities. He has also been involved in several European Projects and different standardization activities in ZigBee, IETF, ETSI, and NIST. He has contributions in many international conferences, journals, and holds several patents and patent applications. Currently, Oscar is leading the development of the HIMMO scheme and exploring new challenging technologies for the Internet of Things.

GirardMichel Girard, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Branch
As Vice-President of SCC's Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Branch, Mr. Girard oversees SCC's strategic initiatives, analysis of standardization issues and development of key policies.
Mr. Girard has a wealth of experience in standardization and environmental management. He was Director of Climate Change Services at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) where he managed CSA's Ottawa office and played a leading role in developing CSA's climate change policy. Prior to joining CSA, Mr. Girard was Director of International Affairs, Climate Change Bureau at Environment Canada, where he helped negotiate the rules governing the Kyoto Protocol. Mr. Girard has also held the positions of Corporate Secretary and Chief of Federal-Provincial Strategies for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Additionally, he has held policy research and advice positions at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and at Canada Post Corporation.
Mr. Girard holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Ottawa.


Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva - Member of the Programme Committee
Prof. Nicolas Gisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva in 1981. After a post-doc at the University of Rochester, NY, and four years in industry, he joined the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva where he has led the optics section since 1988. His activities range from the foundations of quantum physics to applications in quantum communications. In 2009 he was the first awardee of the John Steward Bell prize.

Michael Groves, CESG
Michael Groves is a technical director for cryptographic research at CESG, holding a number of research positions over a period of about 15 years, including Head of Cryptographic Research. He is the author of three internet RFCs on identity-based cryptography (IETF RFCs 6507, 6508 and 6509), currently being standardised for public safety applications in 3GPP/SA3. Michael has held a variety of advisory roles on cryptography and quantum topics for the UK government, academia and research councils. He presented some of his technical work on quantum-safe cryptography at the ETSI quantum-safe workshop held in Ottawa in 2013 (http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/770-etsi-crypto-workshop-2014).

Bfian LaMachiaBrian LaMacchia, Microsoft Research
Brian LaMacchia is the Director of the Security & Cryptography group within Microsoft Research (MSR) where his team conducts basic and applied research and advanced development. Brian is also a founding member of the Microsoft Cryptography Review Board and consults on security and cryptography architectures, protocols and implementations across the company. Before moving into MSR in 2009, Brian was the Architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brian was a member of the Public Policy Research Group at AT&T Labs—Research. In addition to his responsibilities at Microsoft, Brian is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Bloomington and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Brian received S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively.

Norbert LuetkenhausNorbert Lütkenhaus, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo
Prof. Norbert Lütkenhaus (PhD, Strathclyde, 1996) leads the Optical Quantum Communication Theory Group at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo. The research interest covers a broad range of topics at the interface of abstract quantum communication theory and practical quantum optical implementations. With his PhD work he laid the foundation of the ongoing security analysis of optical implementations of QKD, leading to the first complete security analysis of practical QKD. In 2000, he initiated the worldwide first commercial QKD project for MagiQ Technologies (New York) before returning to academia to start an independent Emmy-Noether research group in Erlangen, Germany. The research group transferred to University of Waterloo (UW)/IQC in 2006. Here he expanded the research line items of QKD, linear optics and added quantum repeater protocols and quantum communication complexity protocols to the research directions. He is PI in several international research collaborations, member of the Steering Committee of the QCrypt conference series and the Advisory Board of the UK Quantum Communication Hub. He is co-chair of the ETSI QKD ISG and also co-founder and CTO of evolutionQ Inc.

YI-Kai LiuYi-Kai Liu, NIST
Yi-Kai Liu is a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and a Fellow at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland. He specializes in quantum computation and cryptography. He has worked on the design of tamper-resistant quantum devices, compressed sensing methods for quantum tomography, quantum algorithms based on wavelet transforms, and the computational complexity of quantum chemistry. He received his PhD in computer science at the University of California in San Diego in 2007, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech and UC Berkeley until 2011, when he moved to NIST.

Manfred LochterManfred Lochter
Manfred Lochter studied mathematics and physics in Cologne and Saarbrücken. In 1992 he received his Ph. D. From the Univesity of Cologne. In his thesis he investigated connections between prime decomposition, group theory and representation theory. During his Post Doc years he worked on problems from commutative algebra.
Since 1994 he works for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), section Requirements for and Development of Cryptographic Mechanisms. His interests include number theory, elliptic curve cryptography, factoring, side-channel analysis and the implementation of cryptographic mechnisms in hardware and software.
In 2003 he participated in the team that factored RSA-130 and was responsible for the generation and standardisation of the Brainpool standard elliptic curves. Currently he works on the standardisation of Public-Key- and Post-Quantum algorithms.

MakarovVadim Makarov, University of Waterloo
Vadim Makarov is an expert in practical security of quantum cryptography systems. He presently leads the Quantum hacking lab http://www.vad1.com/lab/ at the Institute for Quantum Computing, which tests commercial and research quantum communication systems for implementation security loopholes. Makarov's lab is cooperating with leading companies, ID Quantique (Switzerland) and QuantimCTek (China), to advise them on implementation security and perform penetration testing of their products. Makarov's lab is known for discovering several implementation vulnerabilities in quantum cryptography, and also for breaking countermeasures to earlier vulnerabilities.

MariantoniMatteo Mariantoni, University of Waterloo
Matteo Mariantoni is an internationally recognized leader in quantum computing with superconducting circuits. He received a Master of Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2004. In 2009, he completed a doctorate in physics at the Walther-Meissner-Institute for Low Temperature Research and the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In 2009, Mariantoni was awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship in Science of the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Mariantoni moved to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2013. In 2013, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2014, he was awarded the Ontario Early Researcher Award as well as the Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. In Waterloo, Mariantoni's team is developing technologies for scalable quantum computing architectures.

David MCGREWDavid McGrew, Cisco
David is a Fellow in the Advanced Security Research Group at Cisco, where he works to improve security through applied research, standards, and product engineering. His current interests are the detection of threats using network technologies and the development of more secure cryptographic systems. David was instrumental in the development of several cryptographic algorithms and protocols, including industry standards such as the Galois/Counter Mode of operation for efficient and scalable authenticated encryption, and Secure RTP for encrypted voice and video. He has contributed to many research results, founded and served as chair of the IRTF Crypto Forum Research Group for years, and was active in the IETF. David holds a Ph.D. in Physics and lives in the Washington, D.C. Area.

MenezesAlfred Menezes, University of Waterloo
Alfred Menezes is a professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in elliptic curve cryptography, provable security, quantum-safe cryptography, and key agreement protocols. He is co-author of the "Handbook of Applied Cryptography" and "Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography". 

MisoczkiRafael Misoczki, Intel Labs
Rafael Misoczki is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs, USA. His main research topics are post-quantum cryptography and efficient cryptographic constructions for IoT and wearable devices. Rafael received his PhD in Informatique from INRIA/Université Paris 6 (Sorbonne Universités), Paris, France, in 2013, with a thesis on efficient constructions for post-quantum cryptography. Before joining Intel, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, working on post-quantum cryptography applied to embedded devices. He is one of the authors of the MDPC McEliece cryptosystem.

Frank MorgnerFrank Morgner, Bundesdruckerei
Frank Morgner is an expert electronic identification technology. Studying at the Humboldt Universtity Berlin, he analyzed the eIDAS system. In his results he found vulnerabilities and improved the German eID system. Working at the Bundesdruckerei, he analysed existing physical access systems with the same metholology. He created a new physical access scheme combining the advantages of both classical and PKI based approaches. With the recent progress in quantum computing he started working on the existing post quantum algorithms, e.g. in the EU project PQCRYPTO. Focusing on the Bundesdruckerei ID documents and electronic identification systems, he is especially interested in the practical use and the standardization of these algorithms. In several side projects Frank likes to share his enthusiasm for the use of security tokens in the open source community.


Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo - Member of the Programme Committee
Michele Mosca (DPhil, Oxford) is co-founder and Deputy Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Building a Workforce for the Cryptographic Infrastructure of the 21st Century (CryptoWorks21.com). His current research interests include quantum algorithms and complexity, and the development of cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies. Awards and honours include the 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2010-present), University Research Chair (2012-present), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013).

Mark PecenMark Pecen, CEO, Approach Infinity, Inc. - Member of the Programme Committee
MARK PECEN serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of ISARA Corporation. Approach Infinity provides advisory services to several technology startups, private equity firms, major corporations and law firms. ISARA Corporation develops security products for next-generation networks and computing platforms. He also serves as chairman of the ETSI industry specification group Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC) and is a technology advisor to the Canadian government and an investor in multiple technology companies.
Pecen retired as senior vice president of BlackBerry, Ltd. and was previously awarded the title of Motorola Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member for his role in developing technology and standards for wireless communication.
He is an 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.

Momtchil PeevMomtchil Peev, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, German Research Center, Munich
Dr. Momtchil Peev (PhD in theoretical Solid State Physics, University of Sofia 1993) leads the Quantum Communication Network Project, Quantum Communication and Computation Lab in the German Research Center of Huawei in Munich. Previously he was senior scientists and thematic coordinator for QKD at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). His research and development interests cover design and development of QKD systems, QKD post-processing, Practical Security of QKD as well as the study of QKD Networks. M.Peev co-authors a number of high profile publications on QKD Networks and the security of QKD. He contributed essentially to the FP6-IP SECOQC, being among others responsible for the implementation of the first integrated, trusted-repeater QKD network (Vienna, 2008). M.Peev led the AIT effort to implement and proliferate a full scale, modular, open source post-processing software stack that is widely used in many QKD development laboratories. He is a founding member and presently vice-chair of the ETSI QKD ISG.

Ciara RaffertyCiara Rafferty, Queen's University Belfast
Ciara Rafferty (née Moore) is a research assistant at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) in Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She holds a PhD from Queen's University Belfast, investigating the optimised hardware design of fully homomorphic encryption. Her current research interests are in the area of quantum-secure cryptography. She has been working on the Horizon2020 SAFEcrypto project since its launch in 2015; the SAFEcrypto project focuses on providing practical, physically secure, lattice-based cryptographic solutions.

RegenscheidAndrew Regenscheid, NIST
Andrew Regenscheid is a Project Leader in the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As a Mathematician in the Cryptographic Technology Group, Andrew develops cryptographic standards and guidelines for the U.S. Federal government. He leads the group's applied cryptography efforts to identify guidelines and best practices for applications which use cryptography to protect information and information systems.

Brian RomanskyBrian Romansky, TrustPoint
Brian Romansky has over 25 years' experience in security technology and innovation in payment systems, healthcare, and logistics. He is currently leading TrustPoint's team as a security technical expert supporting the US Department of Transportation SCMS V2X initiative, working to define the security standards and protocols that will be used. Prior to joining TrustPoint he was Director of Corporate Innovation at Pitney Bowes. Mr. Romansky holds Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and R&D management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is an inventor on 25 patents.

romeroLuis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years experience in the telecommunications sector. At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M, has overseen the rapid development of ETSI's Industry Specification Group on Network Functions Virtualization, and has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica's participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.

Dave SabourinDave Sabourin,Communications Security Establishment
Dave Sabourin had a 20 year career with the Canadian Forces. While in the military, Dave served in various leadership positions in the signals, electronic communications, and operational support fields. Dave joined the Communications Security Establishment in 2007 and has served in various leadership positions within the enterprise security architecture team, and more recently with the cryptographic security team, responsible for all aspects of GC cryptography including security in the Post Quantum space. Dave holds a BEng from the Royal Military College of Canada and a MBA from the University of Ottawa.


Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory at NICT - Member of the Programme Committee
Masahide Sasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Tohoku University, Sendai Japan, in 1986, 1988 and 1992, respectively.  During 1992-1996, he worked on the development of semiconductor memory in Nippon-Kokan Company (current JFE Holdings), Kanagawa Japan.  In 1996, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (since 2004, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).  Since 1994, he has been working on quantum optics, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. He is presently Director of Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT, and the Chair of Quantum ICT Forum, Japan, a Committee Member of ‘The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)’, and the Chair of `5th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCrypt 2015)’.  Dr. Sasaki is a member of Japanese Society of Physics, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan.

Rei Safavi-NainiRei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary
Rei Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary. Before joining the University of Calgary in 2007 as the iCORE Chair in Information Security, she was a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Telecommunication and Information Technology Research Institute (now ICT Research Institute) at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

She has over 300 refereed publications and has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Secure and Dependable Computing and ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC). She has been Program co-Chair of numerous conferences including ACM CCSW 2014, Financial Cryptography 2014, and Crypto 2012, and is a member of the Steering Committee of International Conference in Information Theoretic Security and ACM CCS Cloud Computing Security Workshop.
Her current research interests are cryptography, information theoretic security, quantum-safe cryptography, and network and communication security and privacy.

John Schank, University of Waterloo
John Schanck is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo and a cryptographer at Security Innovation. His research interests include quantum cryptanalysis, the design of lattice based cryptosystems, and applied cryptography.
Since 2011 he has worked with Security Innovation designing cryptographic primitives and protocols based on NTRU; he is a co-author of several patents related to digital signatures in NTRU lattices. He holds an MMath from the University of Waterloo and a BA from Hampshire College.

Sherry Shannon-VanstoneSherry Shannon-Vanstone, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies
Growing up in a time when few women were encouraged to study science and mathematics, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone has innovated and thrived as a mathematician, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, mentor, board member and tennis player. Her latest role as Chairman, President and CEO of TrustPoint Innovation Technologies leverages her years of experience to provide leadership in building impactful and valuable companies.
TrustPoint is not her first experience with a start-up. Certicom, founded by her late husband Scott Vanstone and with contributions by Sherry as VP of Sales and Marketing, grew to be very successful. In the late 1990s Certicom provided RIM/Blackberry with its internationally proclaimed security before being acquired by RIM/Blackberry in 2009.
TrustPoint's focus is trust, and under Sherry's leadership, the company provides an innovative solution to difficult trust problems. How can we trust that the information being transmitted is accurate or authentic? Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) to issue security credentials for the billion devices that populate the Internet of Things (IoT), TrustPoint is making its mark by authenticating and verifying machine-to-machine communication. TrustPoint's solution authenticates billions of interactions, helping to keep people healthier, safer and more secure.


Douglas Stebila, McMaster University
Dr. Douglas Stebila is an Assistant Professor in cryptography at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on improving the security of Internet cryptography protocols such as SSL/TLS and SSH and developing practical quantum-safe cryptosystems. His previous work on the integration and standardization of elliptic curve cryptography in SSL/TLS has been deployed on hundreds of millions of web browsers and servers worldwide. He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Waterloo.

Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University
Akihisa Tomita received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Tokyo in 1998. He engaged in the research on photonics from 1984 to 2000 and conducted researches 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 of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University since 2010. His current research covers optical devices and systems for quantum information processing and quantum communication.


Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG - Member of the Programme Committee
Colin Whorlow has worked in CESG, the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, for 15 years. Now Head of International Standards he was formerly Head of International Relations where he led CESG's engagement on EU and NATO information assurance issues. Colin is a member of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the SOG-IS Management Committee. He has led workshops on the impact of Cybersecurity on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection as part of the Meridian Process and at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace. Previously Head of Export Control Colin chaired the Information Security Technical Working Group at the Wassenaar Arrangement for some years. Colin's degree is in mathematics, which he read at Oxford University.

whyteWilliam Whyte, Security Innovation
Dr. Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind Security Innovation's activities in vehicular communications security and cryptographic research. Before joining Security Innovation, he was CTO for NTRU Cryptosystems, a leading provider of embedded security solutions and previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2016, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98 and numerous IETF Internet Drafts.
He is a key member of the research team developing and maturing the NTRU cryptographic technology and a contributor to many standards groups working on post-quantum cryptography.
Dr. Whyte holds a D. Phil from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

zhangQiang Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China
Prof. Qiang Zhang was born in Jinlin, China, in 1979. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. After a post-doc at the Stanford University , California, he went back to the University of Science and Technology of China as a professor in 2011. His research mainly focuses at experimental quantum communications and single photon detection.

The 4th ETSI-IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop will be held in the Hilton Toronto hotel in the centre of Toronto, Canada’s largest city.

The Hilton Toronto Hotel is located in the city’s Financial District, Canada’s finance and business centre and home to the TSX, Canada's most prominent stock exchange.

The hotel is also adjacent to Toronto’s Discovery District, perhaps the most concentrated mix of research, biomedical companies, finance and business support services anywhere in the world. 

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for ETSI-IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop participants at the special rate of $249 (Canadian) single or double.
Rooms may be booked using this link:

Important notice: The deadline for reserving guest rooms is August 31, 2016.

Toronto is a popular location for meetings and events during the week of the workshop. We encourage participants to book hotel rooms as soon as their travel plans have been confirmed.