Enterprise PKI supporting remote VPN can be quite large and cannot be updated overnight. To avoid service stoppage a sophisticated strategy, clever mechanism, and systematic method is needed to gradually migrate the monolithic PKI system to new algorithms that allow a mixture of algorithms, including interim quantum-safe choices of algorithms. In this presentation, Mike explores the various ways that enterprise and federal government PKIs can be migrated including ISARA’s quantum-safe/classical hybrid method.

This presentation was first made at ICMC 2017 on May 18, 2017.

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The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping to fuel the fire to build Quantum Computers because they will be a great tool for areas such as Machine Learning (ML).

Public Key Cryptography as we know it today ceases to be effective when the age of quantum computers begins. With practical examples and an emphasis on network technologies like VPNs, this presentation will explore:

– The new quantum-safe solutions that will replace and augment your existing security systems
– Where and when you’ll need them
– How to make the transition

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Cybersecurity threats are evolving more quickly than most organizations can pivot to defend against them. The 2016 IDC report states that “worldwide spending on cybersecurity products and services [is expected] to eclipse $1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021” but we still may not be combatting emerging threats in the right ways.

While we’re battling against growing threats from conventional computers, quantum computers are a growing shadow on the threat landscape, and people are already starting to think about how to get ready. Quantum safe options are becoming available, and bring with them new ways of thinking about how to integrate security solutions based on fundamentally different problems. What happens to TLS? What happens to VPN? What happens to PKI? Is your business ready? What potential threats should you be evaluating in your security strategy for 2017?

In this talk, we’ll cover the 360-degree view of becoming quantum resistant. What is a quantum computer? Why will it cause problems for your security systems? How do you use quantum safe security?! How does entering the quantum age impact common tools like TLS, VPN, and PKI, and what are the challenges they’ll face? And most importantly, when do you need to worry?

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