Webinar: Developing Your Quantum-Safe Communication Migration Expertise
How can we keep our cybersecurity infrastructure secure for the long-term? How can we mitigate the risks associated with the migration to a quantum-safe environment? How can tomorrow’s telecom network engineers perfect themselves with quantum technologies?
If these questions matter to you, or if you simply wish to learn more about quantum-safe security, watch ID Quantique’s webinar!
In November 2023, Dr Bruno Huttner delivered a presentation entitled “Developing Your Quantum-Safe Communication Migration Expertise.” In the presentation, Dr Huttner started by putting some context behind quantum computers and the threat posed by the advent of the Qubit, via the principles of coherent superposition, interference, and entanglement.
Having identified the problem, Dr Huttner went on to describe the state of the art of quantum-safe cryptography, including the five basic tools available to help protect IT and communications infrastructure from quantum threats:
- Key generation using quantum random numbers
- Quantum key distribution for secure key exchange
- Symmetric key cryptography
- Hash-based functions for authentication
- Post-quantum algorithms
Historically, there has been some dispute between mathematics and physics in terms of the best way to provide long-term data security. Today, we acknowledge that the best solution will involve elements of both.
Following an overview of the toolset, Dr Huttner dives deeper into the principles of Quantum Key Distribution and introduces attendees to the XG Series, IDQ’s fourth generation of QKD systems.
IDQ’s Innovative Products
This webinar presents IDQ’s new XGR Series: two open and transparent QKD platforms designed for academia, research centers, and innovation labs.
The Cerberis XGR and the Clavis XGR are versatile research platforms, designed to make QKD evaluation simple. You can experiment with different parameter set-ups and configurations, in both automated and manual modes. It’s the best way to familiarize yourself with the technology and enhance your QKD knowledge.
Last but not least, the webinar looks at how several IDQ customers are using the devices to experiment with QKD and lay the foundation for tomorrow’s hyper-secure networks.
Speaker – Dr. Bruno Huttner
Dr. Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co-chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance.
Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites.
Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). After an early career in academia, Bruno moved to business. Prior to joining ID Quantique, he participated in the creation of a startup company, Luciol Instruments, which used quantum technologies for improving test and measurements equipment.
About ID Quantique
ID Quantique (IDQ), founded in 2001, initially operated as a spin-off company of the University of Geneva, working on research projects to demonstrate the feasibility of quantum key distribution (or QKD, also known as quantum cryptography). In late 2003, IDQ developed the first QKD product for data centers to protect data in transit. 20 years later, IDQ released its 4th generation of quantum key distribution systems and remains the market leader in quantum safe cryptography and quantum sensing solutions. It maintains close ties with academic institutions by participating in numerous research programs and plays a leading role in cutting-edge projects to drive innovation to the market.
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