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Wed, Jun 30, 2021, 17 CET I Michel Barbeau (Carleton University, CA) – Quantum Safe and Safe Quantum Data communications

On Jun 30, 2021 at 5pm CET, Michel Barbeau, Professor and Director of the Computer Science Department at Carleton University, Canada will talk about “Quantum Safe and Safe Quantum Data communications“.

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Quantum computing arouses growing interest. It is not a replacement, but a complement to classical computing. Computing is evolving towards an environment where two data models will co-exist: classical and quantum. In this talk, I will review this evolving data communication security landscape.

On the one hand, there is the concern that current computer and Internet security will be broken by quantum computers. Hence, quantum safe cryptosystems are being developed. On the other, I will explain that quantum data communications are not fundamentally more secure.

Quantum safe and safe quantum data communication cryptosystems and protocols are being created. I will outline example cryptosystems and protocols for every case.

Michel Barbeau

Michel Barbeau is a professor of Computer Science. He got a Bachelor (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada ’85), a Master’s and a Ph.D., in Computer Science (Université de Montreal, Canada ’87 & ’91). From ’91 to ’99, he was a professor at Université de Sherbrooke. During the ’98-’99 academic year, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Aizu, Japan. Since 2000, he has been working at Carleton University, School of Computer Science, Canada.

His current research interests are Computer Networks: Architecture and Protocols, Underwater communications and networks, Flying drone networks, Quantum networks, Networked control systems.

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Situated on unceded Algonquin territory beside the historic Rideau Canal, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carleton University was founded by the community in 1942 to meet the needs of veterans returning from the Second World War.

The Cyber CNI Lecture Series is a free monthly event that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event consists of a 40-minute expert presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion.

The Cyber CNI Speaker series aims to raise awareness and understanding of cyber security issues among all audiences. It aims to enable an ongoing dialogue between experts from industry and academia and the general public (citizens, families, small and large businesses, public organizations, etc.). All of us are concerned.

The events take place in the Grand Amphithéâtre d’IMT Atlantique in Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné) and will be broadcast live on Youtube (, allowing worldwide remote participation and including a tool to participate in the discussion.

How the digital transformation is changing our lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all of us the benefits of information technology. It allows us to work at a distance, to live at a distance, and most importantly, to keep in touch at a distance – with younger and older people, those closest to us, and even making new contacts.

Our society relies more and more on information and operational technologies. Examples include water, energy, heat and cooling supply, communications, healthcare, production and processing of goods, transportation, national security, banking, research and education, and food production.

What all these areas have in common is that they make intensive use of networked distributed computer systems. These systems can be attacked in many ways. This is no longer just a problem for computer “pros”, because computer systems are essential to all of us. The effects of “cyber-attacks” range from power outages to the collapse of the health care or banking sectors.

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