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Helmut Grie├čer explains post-quantum encryption in OFC short course

Session to detail current encryption methods and examine the latest post-quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution security technologies

  • Speakers: Helmut Grießer, director, advanced technology, Adtran, Germany; Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Labs, UK
  • Topics: Secure optical communications
  • When: Sunday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. PST
  • Where: OFC 2023, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Cryptography is an essential component of network security. Among other benefits, it ensures private information cannot be read by unauthorized parties. Data security is vital for individuals and organizations, so when new threats to cryptography emerge, the technology must evolve to become more resilient.  

In this short course, Helmut Grießer and Andrew Shields will explore the current state of the art in network cryptography, and explain the idea of public key infrastructure. They will then discuss the threat posed by quantum computers and how quantum cryptography can be applied to safeguard network communications. Register now for the in-person or virtual event beginning March 5.