Secure Technology Alliance to Hold Virtual Education Session on Cybersecurity in the Age of Quantum Computing

Webinar, sponsored by Utimaco, with experts from Microsoft Research, NIST, University of Waterloo

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As quantum computing evolves at an increased pace, research in the corporate, public and academic sectors are building the foundation for essential cybersecurity practices. The Secure Technology Alliance announced today a virtual education session, sponsored by Utimaco, that will explore this emerging risk and outline best practices for a quantum-resistant IT infrastructure. Leading experts on post-quantum cryptography will share their expertise and provide concrete recommendations on how to best assess your risk and prepare ahead of the post quantum era.

The education session, “Applied Crypto Symposium – Cybersecurity in the Age of Quantum Computing,” will be held December 9, 2020 from 12pm ET/9am PT to 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT. Registration is available at

Speakers are: Dieter Bong, Utimaco; Lily Chen, NIST; Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft Research; Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo; and Randy Vanderhoof, Secure Technology Alliance.

“Maintaining the integrity of critical infrastructures is a top priority, and this means adapting to new threats, smart hackers and even smarter technology,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “The future iterations of quantum computers will possess the processing power to crack the asymmetric algorithms that serve as the foundation of cryptography. Understanding how to prepare is top-of-mind for many cybersecurity experts, and this education session will provide necessary insight into implementing quantum-resistant IT infrastructures with an emphasis on federal and defense systems.”

This session is for cybersecurity professionals interested in encryption, cryptography, data protection, key distribution and management, and responsibilities related to the protection of critical infrastructure in federal government and public sector, aerospace, defense, financial services, payments, IoT networks, automotive and telecommunications.

Experts will discuss:

  • The threat posed by quantum computers to the digital economy, including the timeline and key milestones
  • Advancements in corporate and academic research to counter the threat of quantum computing
  • Best practices to protect critical infrastructure ahead of the post-quantum era

TWEET THIS: #PostQuantumCrypto – learn from NIST, Microsoft Research & Utimaco on how to secure your infrastructure at the @SecureTechOrg webinar on cybersecurity in the age of quantum computing, Dec. 9 at 12pmET/9amPT

About the Secure Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.

The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.

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About Utimaco

Utimaco is one of the world's leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, with headquarters in Aachen (Germany) and Campbell, CA (USA). Utimaco specializes in encryption, key management and data protection solutions delivered on premise and as a service.

Specifically, we design, develop, manufacture, operate and support hardware security modules and key management solutions, as well as compliance solutions for telecommunication providers in the field of regulation.
Utimaco stands for recognized product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and products and solutions that effectively meet market requirements.

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Adrian Loth and Dana Kringel
Montner Tech PR