SICSA Cyber Nexus: Cyber Security in the Age of Quantum Computing

Date(s) - 27/02/2019
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The Informatics Forum

Cyber Security in the Age of Quantum Computing, organised by SICSA Cyber Nexus will be held on Wednesday 27 February at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

Quantum computers and other quantum technologies develop rapidly, due to recent large scale governmental and commercial initiatives. This moves these technologies from being purely academic endeavours to the domain of real-life applications. Cyber security is one of the fields that, arguably, will be greatly affected by quantum technologies. Attacks using quantum computers would break widely used classical cryptosystems. At the same time, quantum technologies can also be used by honest parties to provide higher levels of security and efficiency. This workshop, for businesses and academics who want to learn more, will describe the changes that are coming and explore the research and innovation potential of this new area.

The schedule is as follows:

13:30 – 13:55 Coffee and Registration
13:55 – 14:00 Welcoming
14:00 – 14:30 Petros Wallden, University of Edinburgh “Quantum Cyber Security: The Landscape and the Challenges”
14:30 – 15:10 Martin Albrecht, Royal Holloway “The Road to Post-Quantum Cryptography”
15:10 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:10 Daniel Oi, University of Strathclyde “Space Quantum Communications”
16:10 – 16:40 Anne Marin, VeriQloud “Towards a Quantum Internet”
16:40 – 17:10 Eklham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh “Quantum Internet Applications”
17:10 – 17:30 Open Discussion (co-ordinated by panel including the speakers

The organiser of this event is Petros Wallden

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