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Helmut Griesser delivers course on security in today’s networks and in the quantum future

OFC session will cover quantum-resistant encryption and quantum cryptography

  • Speakers: Helmut Griesser, director, advanced technology, ADVA; Andrew Shields, assistant managing director, Toshiba Research Europe
  • Topics: Secure optical communications
  • When: Sunday, March 3, 9 a.m.
  • Where: OFC, The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

In this introduction to optical network encryption, participants will learn about the fundamentals of secure digital communication, explore symmetric and asymmetric encryption and learn about key exchange protocols. The course will outline how encryption can be implemented independently on different network layers, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Course leaders, Helmut Griesser and Andrew Shields will also explain why quantum computers pose a threat to current cryptographic protocols and the most promising concepts to make encryption quantum-resistant.