Post-Quantum & Quantum Cryptography in Cybersecurity


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5:30 – 6:00PM – Networking & Socializing (Food & Drinks Provided)
6:00 – 6:10PM – Introduction from Organizers and Sponsors
6:10 – 6:40PM – Speaker: Mark Jackson, Cambridge Quantum Computing
Session Title: The Need for Certifiable Quantum Encryption and How to Solve It

6:40 – 7:00PM – Q&A, Networking break
7:00 – 7:30PM – Speaker: Emily Stamm, VP of CSNP, Allstate Security Researcher
Session Title: Post-Quantum Cryptography

7:30 – 8:00PM – Q&A, Networking

All forms of encryption require a seed key. It is essential that these be unknown by an adversary and not predictable, yet until now there has been no means of efficiently producing such certifiably random keys. I will explain how one may use quantum entanglement and superposition to produce these certifiably random keys, and they can be used for encryption algorithms and quantum communication. I welcome any questions on the underlying science, differences between other forms of (pseudo) random key generation, and other applications including QKD.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of the BoldlyGo Institute and Astronomers Without Borders.

Once a sufficiently powerful quantum computer is developed, all of our current public key cryptography (e.g. RSA , DSA, ECC) will be obsolete. For this reason, NIST is holding a competition to standardize new public key cryptography that is resistant to quantum attacks called Post-Quantum Cryptography. In this talk, we introduce the new forms of cryptography (e.g. lattice-based, code-based, multivariate, isogeny-based) that will become the new public key standard.

Speaker Bio:
Emily Stamm is a security researcher at Allstate specializing in cryptography. She is also the Vice President of CyberSecurity Non-Profit (, an organization that promotes security education through hosting free events featuring networking, presentations, hackathons, panel discussions, and technical workshops. Emily graduated from Vassar College with a degree in mathematics where she published several papers on number theory research. She is passionate about cryptography, quantum computing, machine learning, and mathematics.

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