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The Quantum Countdown: Quantum Computing And The Future Of Smart Ledger Encryption



Wednesday, 1 August 2018



15:00 to 15:30



Maury Shenk
Lily Innovation







Date: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Time: 15:00 to 15:30

Speakers: Maury Shenk, Managing Director, Lily Innovation

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The post-quantum cryptography (“PQC”) problem will threaten the security of the world’s computer networks when large-scale quantum computers become available.  The problem exists because such quantum computers would be able to break the security of widely-used public key cryptography, which allows remote parties to communicate securely and authenticate transactions and data without sharing a secret key in advance.  It is uncertain when (and if) such quantum computers will become available - the nearest estimates are 10 to 15 years.

Fortunately, there are good solutions to the PQC problem, and better ones are emerging.  The hard questions for individual computer system operators involve when and how to address the PQC problem, given its uncertain timing and the evolving solutions.

The webinar aims to explain the PQC problem for both non-technical and technical readers, starting  with the essentials of cryptography, quantum computing, and how quantum computing threatens  public key cryptography.  We then consider the available solutions to the PQC problem, and provide frameworks for deciding when and how to respond to it. 

We hope that you will be able to dial in.


  • Welcome
  • Introduction 
  • Presentation “Quantum Computing And The Future Of Smart Ledger Encryption”
  • Opportunity to submit questions
  • Closing remarks

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