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October 3, 2019

Quantum Threat Timeline

The Global Risk Institute has published an article on “Quantum Threat Timeline” authored by Michele Mosca, the Managing Director of QSC and Marco Piani, a Senior Research Analyst of evolutionQ Inc.

September 26, 2019

QUANTUM + security

Michele Mosca, an ex officio Governing Board member and  a IQC faculty member at the University of Waterloo delivered  the latest entry in Entangled: The Series with QUANTUM + security. A crowd ranging from laymen to quantum experts came to hear how quantum technology can provide many benefits, but also pose great risks to our security. Mosca wrapped up with some hope for a quantum future and a Q&A that continued well after the lecture was over.  Read more … 

July 1, 2019

Women in Security: Women of Influence

Atefeh Mashatan, a QSC Academic Steering Committee member was recently named among top 5 most influential women in cybersecurity for her “leadership and efforts in advancing the industry, as well as academic partnership with focus on cybersecurity.” Read more …

May 8, 2019

CIFAR fellows awarded 2019 Micius Quantum Prize

Gilles Brassard, a member of the Quantum-Safe Canada (QSC) Academic Steering Committee has recently awarded a 2019 Micius Quantum Prize along with Charles Bennett for “their inventions of quantum key distribution, quantum teleportation, and entanglement purification.” Read more …

May 6, 2019

Danger meets opportunity 

The Globe and Mail newspaper has published “The quantum threat to cybersecurity:  Danger meets opportunity”, an op-ed by Tiff Macklem of the Rotman School and Michele Mosca and Brian O’Higgins of QSC:

“By now, most of us know that quantum computing is coming and will bring an almost unimaginable increase in computing power. The ability to perform previously impossible calculations is expected to enable wonderful advances in, for example, the development of new life-saving drugs and novel energy-saving materials. Canada’s leadership in quantum computing and artificial intelligence provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our businesses to be at the vanguard of the application of these new technologies.” Read more …

April 16, 2019

The Quantum Threat to Cyber Security

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) publishes a revised version of QSC’s February submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security:

“…  Many people have heard of quantum computing, know that it’s coming and are aware that it will bring an almost unimaginable speed-up in the ability of computers to perform many kinds of calculations. This will allow wonderful advances in, for example, our ability to discover new materials and design new life-saving drugs. Unfortunately, powerful quantum computers will also enable the hacking of today’s “unbreakable” encryption in minutes.”  Read more …

April 8, 2019

Crossing the chasm – still a relevant challenge

Angela Mondou, author, entrepreneur and founder of ICE Leadership Inc., shared her insight into technology commercialization at the CryptoWorks21 Distinguished Lecture March 12.  Read more …

February 27, 2019

QSC introduces parliamentary  committee to the quantum threat

Quantum-Safe Canada Managing Director, Dr Michele Mosca, and QSC Board Chair Brian O’Higgins appeared as invited witnesses before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, which is conducting a study of Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Economic Security Issue.  Their testimony was drawn from a written brief, The Quantum Threat to Cybersecurity, which was submitted to the Standing Committee beforehand.  Read more …

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