Robin Wilton is the Internet Society's director for Internet trust. He is a specialist in digital identity, privacy, IT security, and public policy, with a background of 35 years as a systems engineer, consultant, and industry analyst in companies including IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Gartner Group. His recent work includes publication of privacy and data protection guidelines for Africa, encryption guidance for CEOs, and a paper on ethical data handling.
Every so often we see another headline announcing a major breakthrough in quantum computing, often accompanied by breathless warnings of the death of encryption as we know it. How real are these claims? Is encryption really doomed? How is quantum computing a threat anyway, and is there anything we can do about it?
This is a session for people who are IT literate but not physicists, let alone quantum physicists. Come along if you’d like to hear quantum computing and encryption explained by someone who is IT literate, but not a physicist, let alone a quantum physicist!