WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 18
29 October 2020 12PM - 1PM ET
Quantum-Safe Security Solutions for Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth
Maëva Ghonda - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair
Bruno Huttner - Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, ID Quantique
At first sight, healthcare and quantum do not have a lot in common. However, with the forecast advent of the quantum computer, which will be able to solve some complex mathematical problems, assumed to be unsolvable with current computers, things are changing. The issue is that these very problems are at the heart of current cryptography. And highly confidential information about the patients is routinely exchanged on public networks, with cryptography as its only protection. In order to safeguard patient data, new cryptographic solutions have to be applied. These are known as quantum-safe.
This presentation will introduce the quantum computer, describe the threat on current cryptography and suggest possible solutions. We will also try to provide a few useful hints about what you could do to protect your patients now and in the future.
+ Read Bruno Huttner's Bio
Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co- chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance.
Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites.
Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). After an early career in academia, Bruno moved to business. Prior to joining ID Quantique, he participated in the creation of a startup company, Luciol Instruments, which used quantum technologies for improving test and measurement equipment.