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April 2017 ISSA International Web Conference

Evolution of Cryptography

Recorded Live: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

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Encryption, the ultimate protection for individuals, or a weapon of mass destruction for terrorists. This debate has been going on since the early 90s and has anything really changed. This webinar will frame the debate and provide the background for the next round of these discussions. As the password dies and the Internet of Things rises, cryptography is destined to become the backbone of data protection and access control. And yet cryptography remains a niche in most organizations and many harbor concerns over 'back doors', quantum threats, relying on out of date standards (FIPS), poor key management, lack of security training, and limited innovation. So, can cryptography take the heat? Is cryptography ready for prime time?


Jason Sabin


Michele Mosca - co-founder and deputy director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

Dr. Mosca is an award-winning researcher whose cutting-edge work on quantum computing has been published widely in top journals and textbooks. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He co-founded evolution Q Inc. to help organizations evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.

William Whyte - Chief Scientist, Security Innovation

Dr. Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind Security Innovation's activities in vehicular communications security and cryptographic research. Before joining Security Innovation, he was CTO for NTRU Cryptosystems, a leading provider of embedded security solutions and previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2016, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98 and numerous IETF Internet Drafts. He is a key member of the research team developing and maturing the NTRU cryptographic technology and a contributor to many standards groups working on post-quantum cryptography. Dr. Whyte holds a D. Phil from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Mark Minnoch - Technical Account Manager, SafeLogic

Mark Minnoch is a Technical Account Manager at SafeLogic, expertly guiding customers through FIPS projects faster than ever before. Mark has helped technology vendors complete hundreds of successful FIPS 140-2 validations in past roles as FIPS Security Engineer, FIPS Laboratory Director, and Account Manager at the largest FIPS 140-2 testing lab in the world. In his free time, Mark studies entropy in real-life applications - also known as his small collection of pinball machines.

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