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Many talented experts gathered on 7th of December to attend the QBN Meeting on Quantum Cybersecurity and present latest discoveries regarding defense measures in the virtual world.
Present encryption methods are mostly based on mathematical problems that today’s classical computers would need an exceedingly long time to decipher. For example, many algorithms are based on factorization of large numbers and quantum computers could solve such problem in a few days, while even most capable supercomputers would need thousands of years to find the solution. This comparison emphasizes the astonishing capabilities of quantum computers. Unfortunately, these capabilities can also be used for malicious intensions – cyber-attacks. The brilliant speakers presented various ways to take advantage of quantum computers and create a quantum-safe virtual environment.
The meeting was opened by Johannes Verst, CEO of QBN, with a few welcoming words and updates from international network as well as collaboration and funding opportunities . Afterwards Dr Manfred Lochter from BSI – German Federal Office for Information Security presented possible solutions to quantum threat in the talk ‘’ Current PQ and QKD recommendations’’. Next Xenia Bogomolec from Quant-X Security & Coding, member of QBN and supporter of this meeting, pointed out the significance of cryptography in the key note ‘’Quantum Security in the Scope of ISMS’’.
Networking sessions offered a fantastic opportunity for participants to communicate one to one with others and get deeper insights in other quantum companies and projects.
After getting to know other participants, attendees were eager to further discuss their ideas in the workshop. Virtual blackboard was a great method to identify gaps regarding quantum security and find real solutions.
Following the workshop a full-stack cybersecurity solution was introduced by Marc Kaplan from VeriQloud, member of QBN, in the pitch ‘’Qline: a scalable and secure architecture for a quantum ethernet’’. Second pitch ‘’Modern Enigma of Cryptography in a Quantum world’’ by Andrew Jenkinson from CIP revolved around future prospects of quantum cybersecurity.
Special thanks to all participants not only for their open and very valuable contribution but also for making the QBN Meeting on Quantum Cybersecurity to a high-quality meeting with a trust-based environment for knowledge exchange and collaboration.