The fourth workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography was held from September 19th – 21st in Toronto, organised by ETSI and the IQC (Institute for Quantum Computing).
The workshop brought together two communities; the computational cryptography people, who work on Quantum-Resistant Algorithms (QRAs) and the quantum cryptography people, who advocate physics-based solutions such as QKD.
In his review of the event, Bruno Huttner covers some of the key talking points; including an acknowledgement of the genuine threat posed by quantum computers.
Here’s a little known fact for you… your SSL application is only as good and secure as the underlying random number generator (RNG).
At the recent DIGS DC event in Zurich, Gilles Tachsel, Partner Executive at IDQ, gave a keynote presentation outlining the inherent vulnerabilities associated with SSL applications based on a poor source of entropy.