W07.2 Keynote Speech: Security In the Quantum Era: Quantum-secure Solutions for Critical Infrastructures - Johanna Sepúlveda

Session Start
Fri, 09:10
Session End
Fri, 10:00

Keynote speech of Johanna Sepúlveda from Airbus Defence and Space, Munich, Germany

Bio of the speaker:

Johanna Sepúlveda received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Integrated Systems and Embedded Software group at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), at the group of Embedded Security of the University of South Brittany (France), at the Heterogeneous Systems group of the University of Lyon-INRIA (France) and at the Institute for Security in Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Since 2019, she holds a position as a Senior Scientist of Secure Communication at the CTO group of Airbus Defence and Space.

She has more than 13 years of experience in research in the area of embedded security and System-on-Chip (SoC) design for secure communications. It includes the design and implementation of innovative hardware architectures and software for protection against side-channel attacks, fault attacks and denial-of-service attacks. Her research interest in the area of post-quantum security includes the design, secure implementation and integration in a wide variety of cyber-physical platforms and critical infrastructures.

Title of the talk:

Security In the Quantum Era: Quantum-secure Solutions for Critical Infrastructures

Abstract of the talk:

The advent of quantum computers represents a threat for secure communications. In order to prepare for such an event, critical infrastructures must integrate quantum-secure capabilities. Quantum-Key-Distribution (QKD) and Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) promise to protect current and future systems against classical and quantum attacks. However, the efficient, safe and secure integration of such technologies is still a challenge. In this talk I discuss the requirements and constraints of the critical infrastructures, the opportunities and challenges of the adoption of such quantum-secure solution and the future of this area.