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Symposium Series on Post-Quantum Cryptography

Post-Quantum Cryptography

Cryptography is at the heart of internet security. However, much of the currently deployed cryptography is vulnerable to quantum attacks, which will become effective once large-scale quantum computers become feasible. Therefore, the affected cryptographic standards must be replaced by ones that offer security against quantum attacks. The post-quantum cryptography transition may take organizations ten years to complete, or longer. To remain secure and comply with legal and regulatory requirements, affected organizations should act now. What do you need to know - and what can you do - in order to continue your course of business securely?

Symposium Series

The Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography is part of a series organized by CWI Cryptology Group and TNO. The symposium is aimed at higher management and security professionals from government, private sector, and industry. The first symposium in April 2021 was a general introduction to the problem from the perspective of industry, government, and end user. The second episode of November 2021 zoomed in on a number of specific topics, including quantum-safe PKI, the relation between PQC and QKD, and PQC standards & implementation. The third symposium on April 21st 2022, showed the insights of 'Early Movers' from industry and government that are working on quantum-safe products, and are aware of the latest developments.
Now that the first standards have been set, we are ready to embark upon 'The Maiden Voyage' on November 15th 2022. Leading researchers behind the first selected standards will explain them in person, and industrial players at the forefront of PQC-migration will describe the consequences of these standards for their cryptographic products.

Previous Episodes

PKI Consortium: Second Post-Quantum Cryptography Conference

(Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode VI)

Date and time:  Tuesday November 7 - Wednesday November 8, 2023
Location:  Meervaart Theater, Amsterdam (hybrid: in-person & online)
More information:  here

Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode V

Theme:  Act now, not later: "Charting the Voyage"
Date and time:  Tuesday June 13, 2023
Location:  OBA Congres, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
More information:  here

Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode IV

Theme:  Act now, not later: "The Maiden Voyage"
Date and time:  Tuesday November 15, 2022
Location:  ZZIIN Conference Center - The Hague Central Station
More information:  here

Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode III

Theme:  Act now, not later: "Early Movers"
Date and time:  Thursday April 21, 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
Location:  CWI, Turingzaal, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
More information:  here

Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode II

Theme:  Act now, not later: "A closer look"
Date and time:  Wednesday November 3, 2021, 15:00 - 17:00
Location:  Online
More information:  here

Symposium Post-Quantum Cryptography - Episode I

Theme:  Act now, not later
Date and time:  Tuesday April 20, 2021, 16:00 - 18:30
Location:  Online
More information:  here

Organizing Committee

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   Thomas Attema

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   Ronald Cramer
CWI & University Leiden

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   Serge Fehr
CWI & University Leiden

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   Maran van Heesch

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   Marc Stevens

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   Thijs Veugen

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   Susanne van Dam

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   Lenny Zilverberg

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