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Jim Zou discusses quantum-safe cryptography for optical networks at ETSI/IQC Conference

Presentation will explore the integration of quantum-safe practices within Europe’s optical networks to counteract quantum computing threats

  • Speakers: Jim Zou, senior manager, global business development, Adtran
  • Topics: Quantum threat mitigation in optical networks and recent progress in Europe
  • When: Thursday, May 16, 2:15 p.m. SGT
  • Where: 10th ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Conference, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore 

Quantum computing poses unique threats to data integrity, particularly in optical networks where data harvesting attacks are a major concern. Symmetric encryption methods like AES-256, although robust, depend on public key exchanges vulnerable to quantum attacks. 

During this session, Jim Zou will discuss advancements in quantum-safe strategies that blend post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and quantum key distribution (QKD) to ensure holistic protection for critical infrastructures. He will highlight the agility required in high-speed optical networks and showcase the latest advances and developments of quantum-safe infrastructures within Europe, including practical adoption of QKD into realistic network deployments and early business exploitation.