post quantum cryptography and networks

Post-Quantum Cryptography and Networks Workshop.

Location: Special event prior to the NIST Fourth PQC Standardization Conference.

Date: November 27 and 28, 2022.

Time: From 3pm CET (9am EDT / 6am PT) onwards.

Modality: Online.

The past years have witnessed the advances of post-quantum cryptography (PQC) as part of the on-going NIST process in order to provide protection against quantum adversaries. But, one of the most challenging aspects that we are currently facing is how to integrate these algorithms into the networks, protocols and systems that we use today.

The Post-Quantum and Networks workshop serves to bring together the industry, academia and standardization bodies to think about the task of integrating post-quantum algorithms to networks and systems we use today. It aims to think around it from an efficiency, usability, deployability, and privacy perspective. It aims to highlight the importance and challenges of deploying these algorithms into real-world networks, as well as of standardizing these complex cryptographic protocols.

This is the third edition of our event and, on this one we will focus on:

  • The current state of quantum computers.
  • The state of the migration of the PKI and DNSSEC to post-quantum cryptography.
  • The state of other algorithms and if they have a post-quantum counterpart (beyond signatures and KEMs).

Organizers: Sofía Celi from Brave and Marc Manzano from Sandbox AQ.


See below (after this section) for the full schedule. Speakers are organized by topic.

    • The state of quantum computing:
      • Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.
    • The state of the migration of the PKI and DNSSEC to post-quantum cryptography:
      • Bruno Couillard, Crypto4a.
      • Mike Ounsworth, Entrust.
      • Ambuj Kumar, Fortanix.
      • Andrew Fregly, Verisign.
      • Jason Goertzen, University of Waterloo.
    • The state of other algorithms (beyond signatures and KEMs):
      • Carlos Aguilar, SandboxAQ.
      • Nina Bindel, SandboxAQ.
      • Daniele Cozzo, Imdea Software.
      • Alex Davidson, Brave.
      • Sandra Guasch, SandboxAQ.
      • Ngoc Khanh Nguyen, EPFL.
      • Elena Kirshanova, TII.


Day 1: Sunday

Time Event Speaker(s)
3pm - 3.30pm CET (9am - 9.30am EST) Welcome: Kickoff Sofía Celi and Marc Manzano
3.30pm - 4.30pm CET (9.30am - 10.30am EST) The state of quantum computing Michele Mosca
4.30pm - 5.30pm CET (10.30am - 11.30am EST) Post-quantum: PKI and HSM Mike Ounsworth (Entrust), Bruno Couillard (Crypto4a), Ambuj Kumar (Fortanix).
5.30pm - 5.45pm CET (11.30am - 11.45am EST) Wrap up for the day Sofía Celi and Marc Manzano

Day 2: Monday

Time Event Speaker(s)
3pm - 3.30pm CET (9am - 9.30am EST) Welcome: Kickoff Sofía Celi and Marc Manzano
3.30pm - 4.30pm CET (9.30am - 10.30am EST) DNSSEC and post-quantum Andrew Fregly (Verisign) and Jason Goertzen (University of Waterloo)
4.30pm - 5.30pm CET (10.30am - 11.30am EST) Beyond post-quantum signatures and KEMs: zero knowledge, OPRF and threshold Carlos Aguilar (SandboxAQ), Daniele Cozzo (Imdea Software), Ngoc Khanh Nguyen (EPFL), Alex Davidson (Brave), Elena Kirshanova (TII)
5.30pm - 6.00pm CET (11.30pm - 12.00pm EST) Please Direct Your Attestation Here: Status, Challenges, and Examples of the PQ Migration of Attestation Nina Bindel (SandboxAQ) and Sandra Guasch (SandboxAQ)
6.00pm - 6.15pm CET (12.00pm - 12.15pm EST) Goodbye: announcements and further thoughts Sofía Celi and Marc Manzano


How to Register


Registration is free; but you must be aware of the SNAPL Friendly Environment Policy.

We require that every participant represent themselves by the name that they use for their professional work (this can be a pseudonym that they generally use for their professional work). No participant can impersonate another person.

On the Internet, signing up is cheap. Showing up is hard. Check your calendar to make sure you're free, and block off the dates: commit to participating before you sign up. Do not sign up until you've blocked out the dates in your calendar.

Nevertheless, we understand that things can change. If you have signed up but won't be participating, let us know.

Registration form

Note that you have to provide a valid email address at registration, as subsequent communications regarding the event will be sent to that address.

There are two ways of registering:

  • By using the google form.
  • By sending an email to contact (at) pqnet (dot) org, with the following information (* means mandatory):
    • Last Name*,
    • First Name*,
    • email address *,
    • affiliation/institution*,
    • The typed statement: 'I confirm that I understand the SNAPL Friendly Environment Policy to be used at the event'*.

We will be using Zoom and Slack.