Cryptography (securing data with mathematical principles) is crucial for enabling financial transactions, securing medical records, protecting our national interests, and more. But what will happen in the future, if computers are built based on principles from quantum physics? These could undermine the foundations of modern cryptography. And according to the popular media and some companies, this quantum age is rapidly approaching.

At this D-scover, Kristof Verslype, cryptographer with Smals, zoomed in on the complex world of quantum computing and encryption, and delivered insights in how to prepare for this new world.

The presentation from the event is available to Beltug members (after log-in):

  • Smals presentation: Quantum computers vs. modern cryptography