Special Issue "Quantum-Safe Cryptography"
A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
The rapid progress in the development of computational and communication devices, based on the laws of quantum mechanics and the implications in the security of current cryptographic solutions, has led, in recent years, to the emergence of the new field of Quantum-safe cryptography. This field encompasses several disciplines in modern cryptography and quantum information and uses their concepts and techniques for the design, analysis and implementation of cryptographic protocols secure against quantum-capable adversaries. The research topics at the frontier between these disciplines vary greatly. From a fundamental side, these range from the design of new quantum-safe cryptographic primitives to the study of the security models for these primitives and their relation to classical models. Importantly, the field also includes quantum cryptanalysis, which examines the power of quantum adversaries for lattice and code based cryptography. From a more applied perspective, it is of great interest to study the hardware security and possible attacks on current and emerging quantum-safe cryptographic systems, as well as the challenges associated with the deployment, the practical applications and the security certification of the corresponding implementations.
This Special Issue on “Quantum-Safe Cryptography” aims at strengthening the links between modern cryptography and quantum information by studying established frontier research topics in this field and by identifying new ones.
Dr. Eleni Diamanti
Dr. Iordanis Kerenidis
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- Security models for quantum-safe cryptography
- New quantum-safe cryptographic primitives
- Quantum cryptanalysis
- Hardware security of quantum-safe systems
- Security certification
- Deployment of quantum-safe cryptographic solutions
- Practical applications and case studies