Winter School 2017

The 9th Annual Winter School on Quantum Cyber Security will, once again, be held in the Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets between 14th -20th January 2017.

Following the success of last year’s format, the 2017 event will feature a two-track program. The two-day Executive Track will provide a high level overview of quantum threats and cyber security. The in-depth Technology Track, which will last 6 days, will provide more comprehensive information and explore the technical details.

On the right track?

If you are a busy CISO, risk manager, security expert or an engineer who has been wondering about the quantum buzz, the Executive Track is for you.

You will learn about the real status of the quantum computer, what it can and can’t do, the advantages for big data and the threat it poses to today’s cryptography, identity and access management, and security systems.

World-leading experts will introduce you to quantum-safe security solutions, including quantum key distribution and quantum-resistant algorithms.

If you are an engineer in IT and security, a physicist or a computer scientist, with little background in the exciting field of quantum computers and quantum communications, join us for the week-long Technology Track.

In addition to the answers to the “What?” questions addressed by the Executive Track, you will also obtain answers to the “How?” questions. The course includes more on the quantum computer (theory and implementation), a complete analysis of quantum key distribution and advanced topics such as quantum random number generators, quantum memories and quantum repeaters; together with hands-on experience on real systems.

Why should you attend?

This Winter School is a unique opportunity to learn about the new field of quantum cyber security, to understand state-of-the-art practical quantum communications and to gain hands-on experience. Last but not least, it will take place in the beautiful location of a traditional Swiss ski resort. We even manage to add winter and snow activities and a great social program to an already intense week of study and fun.

We hope to see you there!

The IDQ organising team

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