Canada Space Agency awards funding to evolutionQ for space-based QKD network R&D

August 10, 2020

evolutionQ was awarded a Space Technology Development Program (STDP) contribution by the CSA to develop solutions to advance satellite-based secure quantum communication services.

Global Risk Institute & evolutionQ Publish Quantum Threat Timeline Report

October 7, 2019

Global Risk Institute’s latest external publication by Dr. Michele Mosca, CEO & Co-Founder of evolutionQ and Dr. Marco Piani, targeted an international cohort of thought leaders in quantum science and technology about the future of the Quantum Threat Timeline. The full report is public and can be downloaded from the Global Risk Institute website.

Dr. Michele Mosca speaking at the CROSSING Conference

September 8, 2019

The Collaborative Research Center CROSSING hosts the CROSSING Conference every two years since 2015, each year highlighting a current topic in the field of security and privacy. More than 65 scientists from cryptography, quantum physics, system security and software engineering jointly work in CROSSING and perform both basic and application-oriented research. The goal is to develop security solutions that enable secure and trustworthy IT systems for the future. Join Dr. Michele Mosca, CEO and Co-Founder of evolutionQ for his talk on Quantum-Safe Cybersecurity.

Utimaco & evolutionQ set standards by taking Post-Quantum Crypto Open Source

May 15, 2019

evolutionQ, provider of quantum-safe security solutions, Utimaco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and the Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project announced the successful demonstration of quantum-resistant cryptography running on an Utimaco CryptoServer. The Open Quantum Safe project is an open-source cryptography toolkit composed of post-quantum cryptographic algorithms from various cybersecurity companies and universities. These cryptographic algorithms are currently being evaluated by the NIST Post-Quantum Standardization Process.

Dr. Michele Mosca honoured with Italian Knighthood

June 28, 2018

Dr. Michele Mosca, CEO and Co-Founder of evolutionQ, was appointed as a Knight of the Order of Merit by the Government of Italy. The honour comes as a result of Dr. Mosca's significant contributions in quantum computing and cybersecurity. Consul General of Italy in Toronto, Giuseppe Pastorelli conferred the Knighthood on June 28, and was quoted as saying: "President Mattarella was deeply impressed by his thought leadership in cybersecurity and quantum computing and the strong connection to his Italian heritage which was apparent from their discussion. I was delighted to learn of his decision to appoint Professor Mosca to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic."

Mosca invited to RSA Conference 2017

3 Mar. 2017

On 15 February 2017, evolutionQ co-founder and CEO, Michele Mosca, participated in the USA 2017 RSA Conference as an invited speaker in the Post-Quantum Crypto Panel. The panel discussion began with presentations by Mosca and Scott Fluhrer (Cisco Systems), with comments by Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute), co-inventor of RSA, and Dan Boneh (Princeton University), followed by a lively discussion chaired by Bart Preneel (KU Leuven) on the question “Is Time Running Out?” The USA 2017 RSA Conference was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA from 13 to 17 February 2017. RSA Conferences are a global community of information security leaders and experts who gather to discuss new approaches and the latest technologies.

evolutionQ shares Methodology for Quantum Risk Assessment

7 Jan. 2017

evolutionQ co-founder and CEO, Michele Mosca, and Director of Quantum Risk Management, John Mulholland, have published an article outlining evolutionQ’s Methodology for Quantum Risk Assessments. The methodology has been built on 20 years of experience in advising industry and government organizations on preparing for the coming time when quantum computers will break currently used public key cryptography. Pro-active organizations are applying this methodology to identify the threats and vulnerabilities associated with quantum computing and laying the groundwork for reliably and cost-effectively evolving their systems to be resilient to quantum attacks.

Wall Street Journal and Mosca talk cryptography

30 Oct. 2016

This week, the Wall Street Journal featured evolutionQ co-founder Michele Mosca in an article titled "Meet the Man Fighting to Protect Your Secrets." In the interview, Liam Pleven and Mosca talk about the growing threat posed by quantum computers and the urgent need for quantum-resistant cryptography. For more on the National Security Agency's decision to overhaul encryption systems and other preparations for a quantum future, check out the article in the October 2016 issue of The Future of Everything, a special Wall Street Journal magazine. Image credit: Joe Magee

Global Risk Institute report now available

4 Oct. 2016

Recently, Global Risk Institute (GRI) published "A quantum of prevention for our cybersecurity," a report authored by evolutionQ co-founder, Michele Mosca, as Special Advisor on Cyber Security. GRI is a leading organization on risk management in the global financial industry that brings together leaders from industry, academia, and government. This technical report is now available on the evolutionQ Publications webpage.

David Jao joins evolutionQ as Chief Cryptographer

20 Sep. 2016

evolutionQ Inc. announced today that world renowned cryptographer, Prof. David Jao, has joined the executive team as Chief Cryptographer. Prof. Jao is an accomplished researcher in the field of "post-quantum," or quantum-safe, cryptography credited with the invention of the supersingular elliptic curve isogenies-based scheme for post-quantum public key cryptography. Also, he is the Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and leads a post-quantum cryptography research group at the University of Waterloo. As Chief Cryptographer, he will lead the design and implementation of evolutionQ’s quantum-safe cryptography modules, and develop quantum risk assessments and training programs. Image credit: David Jao

evolutionQ and InfoSec Global unveil quantum-ready solution

19 Sep. 2016

Today, evolutionQ and InfoSec Global revealed a quantum-safe solution that combines evolutionQ's quantum-safe cryptography tools and the cryptographic agility features of InfoSec Global’s GLOBUS™ Virtual Private Network (VPN). This quantum-ready solution was demonstrated at the 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography in Toronto, Canada. The quantum-safe VPN solution is commercial-ready and available now to help organizations protect their long-term privacy-sensitive data. For more information, see the InfoSec Global press release.

Mosca gives keynote at QCrypt 2016

16 Sep. 2016

The 6th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography, QCrypt 2016, was held in Washington, DC, USA, from 12 to 16 September 2016. Michele Mosca, evolutionQ co-founder, delivered a public lecture at the conference on “Cryptography and Cybersecurity in the Quantum Era" where he discussed the ideas behind quantum cryptography, its impact on science and technology, as well as its applications to society. QCrypt is an annual academic conference on all aspects of quantum cryptography. QCrypt 2016 was hosted by the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It aims to represent the best results of 2016, and to support the community of researchers in quantum cryptography. Image credit: QCrypt 2016

Learning how to manage quantum risk in Toronto

8 Jun. 2016

The 2016 Ontario Connections: Access, Privacy, Security & Records Management Conference was hosted in Toronto, Canada, from 7 to 8 June 2016. Michele Mosca, evolutionQ co-founder, spoke to attendees on “The current state of cryptography and how quantum computing will change everything…again!" where he discussed the quantum risk to cybersecurity and how to manage it. The regionally-based conference aims to help public institutions understand and address the challenges posed by access to information, privacy protection, information security, and records management. Image credit: Verney Conference Management

1st QKD security analysis software revealed

20 May 2016

Norbert Lütkenhaus, evolutionQ co-founder, and his research group at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed the first security analysis software available for quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols. Announced in the Nature Communications paper, “Numerical approach for unstructured quantum key distribution” published on 20 May 2016, the fast and user-friendly program takes into account any amount of interception by an eavesdropper and calculates the minimum length of a secret key for any specified QKD protocol. “The exploration of QKD protocols so far concentrated on protocols that allowed tricks to perform the security analysis. The work by our group now frees us to explore protocols that are adapted to the technological capabilities,” says Lütkenhaus of the groundbreaking development. For more information, read the IQC announcement. Image credit: Institute for Quantum Computing

Mosca talks about cryptography hardware in Ottawa

20 May 2016

The International Crytographic Module Conference 2016 (ICMC16) was hosted in Ottawa, Canada, from 18 to 20 May 2016. At the conference, Michele Mosca, evolutionQ co-founder, spoke on cryptographic hardware in a presentation titled “Update on the Quantum Threat, Mitigation, and Relevant Timelines.” The conference is a forum for experts in commercial cryptography and attracts industry leaders from around the world to discuss technical topics including physical security, key management, standardization, and more. ICMC16 was attended by 282 cryptographic professionals and featured 77 invited speakers. Image credit: International Crytographic Module Conference

Preparing for the quantum threat at BIRS

22 Apr. 2016

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) hosted the Quantum Computer Science workshop in Banff, Canada, from 17 to 22 April 2016. Michele Mosca, evolutionQ co-founder, helped to organize this interdisciplinary workshop that brought together experts in quantum computing, programming languages, and compiler design to discuss quantum computer programming and optimizing the use of available quantum computing resources. This work is essential in estimating the magnitude of the threat against currently deployed cryptography. Image credit: Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery

ICRMC shows businesses how to manage cyber risk

1 Apr. 2016

The 2016 International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) was hosted in Toronto, Canada, from 31 March to 1 April 2016. At the conference, Michele Mosca, evolutionQ co-founder, spoke on a panel on “The Quantum Computing Threat to Encryption" along with Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Daina Warren, Director of Information Risk Management for CGI, and moderated by Prof. José Fernandez, Associate Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal. The conference brought together experts in a range of industries focusing on cybersecurity governance, protection against risks, and managing responses to cybersecurity incidents. Image credit: MSA Research