UWaterloo joins Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

A decade after it was first established, the Waterloo-founded Open Quantum Safe project now has a permanent home. Today, the Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance (PQCA), an initiative that unites public and private technology leaders including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Google, IBM, IntellectEU, Keyfactor, Kudelski IoT, NVIDIA, QuSecure, SandboxAQ, and the University of Waterloo to address cryptographic security challenges posed by quantum computing.

“We are working to create future-proof security measures that will be resistant to quantum computing attacks before those become an imminent threat,” said Dr. Douglas Stebila, professor of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. “The collaborative approach between academia, industry and government to develop new cryptographic algorithms publicly ensures that some of the world’s best scientific minds are vetting the security of this important new technology.”

Read the full story from Waterloo News to learn more.