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Practical Preparations for the Post-Quantum World
Practical Preparations for the Post-Quantum World

Practical Preparations for the Post-Quantum World

Release Date: 10/19/2021

Working Group: Quantum-safe Security

This document discusses the cybersecurity challenges and recommended steps to reduce likely new risks due to quantum information sciences. This paper was created for awareness and education, and to communicate example steps every organization should be performing to prepare for the post-quantum world. Following its recommendations should result in increased project efficiencies, decreased cybersecurity risk, and increased, long-term, crypto-agility. Part I is a discussion of the various quantum threats which require mitigation. Part II is an actionable, step-by-step, blueprint for preparing for the post-quantum world.

Key Takeaways:
  • Part 1: Outline the quantum threats that will need to be mitigated
  • Part 2: Steps to prepare for the post-quantum world

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Bruno Huttner

Bruno Huttner

Bruno has co-chaired CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group, which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data, for approximately six years. As such, he has participated in writing most of the group’s research papers and has given several presentations about the group’s work. Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, where he’s r...

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Ludovic Perret
Co-founder

Ludovic Perret

Co-founder

Ludovic is co-chair for CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group, which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data.

Ludovic is associate professor at Sorbonne University and co-founder of CryptoNext Security. Ludovic has expertise in the design, analysis and deployment of post-quantum cryptography and has publishe...

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Jim Gable

Jim Gable

Jim Gable is President of Anametric, a startup using quantum photonics for cybersecurity solutions. His past roles include Executive Director at Comcast; advisor to the original Kindle team at Amazon; Vice President at 3Com Corporation, co-founder of Kerbango, a critically acclaimed Internet radio company; and Vice President at Apple Computer. There he was instrumental in shipping several important products such as Mac OS 8, the original Po...

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Edward Chiu
Cybersecurity, Chevron IT Company

Edward Chiu

Cybersecurity, Chevron IT Company

Edward is a Distinguished Engineer in Cybersecurity at Chevron Technical Center. He serves in CSA's Quantum-Safe Security working group, during which time he authored “Preparing Enterprises for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Threats,” and co-authored “A Day Without Safe Cryptography.” His experience includes cybersecurity R&D and operations, ...

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Roger Grimes
Data-Driven Defense Evangelist

Roger Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist

Roger A. Grimes, CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CNE, yada, yada, is the author of 13 books and over 1100 national magazine articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer...

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Hillary Baron
Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

Hillary Baron

Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Ashish Mehta
Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta

Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with ...

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Bowen Close

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John Hooks

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Erez Kalman
Lead Security Architect

Erez Kalman

Lead Security Architect

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Surenda Sharma

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