The quantum security era is coming – here’s how leaders can prepare for it
Quantum computers could threaten our everyday cybersecurity in the near future, requiring quantum-secure cryptography and for organisations to act now.
Michele Mosca is the founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Michele Mosca is also the co-founder and CEO of evolutionQ, which provides products and services that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He is a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography. He serves as Chair of the board of Quantum Industry Canada, and Director of Quantum-Safe Canada.
He worked on cryptography during his BMath (Waterloo) and MSc (Oxford) and obtained his Doctorate (Oxford) on Quantum Computer Algorithms. Dr. Mosca’s awards and honours include 2010 Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).