Open cryptography standards: transitioning to quantum-safe

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
10:00 AM – 13:30 PM
Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Secure Chorus will be hosting a member-only Thought Leadership Platform (TLP), addressing the transitioning of open cryptography standards to quantum-safe. The interactive session will be led by Mike Brown, Co-founder and CTO of ISARA Corporation and will focus on Lattice-based cryptography which is one of the most promising areas in quantum-resistant cryptography. It will further explore the replacement of MIKEY-SAKKE with a quantum-safe alternative, taking into consideration the implications for protocol designers.


10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Welcome Remarks
Elisabetta Zaccaria, Chairman Secure Chorus
10:10 AM – 12:20 PM  Briefing on MIKEY-SAKKE transition to quantum-safe
Mike Brown, Co-founder & CTO ISARA Corporation

  • Current view on timing of quantum threat
  • Current view on timing of quantum threat
  • Introduction to quantum-safe cryptography
  • Differences between MIKEY-SAKKE (speed, size, etc.) and the quantum- safe alternatives
  • Challenges with cryptographic transitions; focusing on protocol changes and building crypto-agility into Secure Chorus
  • Next steps for Secure Chorus and its members
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM  Closing Remarks
 Elisabetta Zaccaria, Chairman Secure Chorus
12:30 PM – 13:30 PM  Networking & Lunch


About Mike Brown:

As CTO and co-founder of ISARA Corporation, Mike is focused on the technical vision and direction for the company. Previous to ISARA, Mike was VP of Security Product Management & Research at BlackBerry, where he co-founded the product security practice and was responsible for its vision and execution. Mike has spoken at global security events such as RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. He has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo focusing on Cryptography, and is also an active innovator with over 150 issued or filed patents.

About ISARA Corporation: 

ISARA Corporation (ISARA) is a security solutions company that offers companies and government agencies quantum readiness planning and quantum computer-resistant products to make vulnerable hardware and software compliant with developing quantum safe standards. The largest company working on complete quantum resistant cryptographic solutions for easy integration into existing security protocols and systems. Its first product release of ‘drop-in’ quantum resistant algorithms is commercially available today to replace or work in conjunction with currently used algorithms that quantum computers are expected to break. ISARA’s algorithms allow its customers to create security solutions that will protect conventional computers against quantum attack today and for the future. ISARA also offer professional consulting services to meet the demand for quantum readiness assessments. ISARA is a Partner Member of Secure Chorus.

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