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Cybersecurity experts gather in Ottawa to discuss quantum-safe standards

The University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in partnership with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), will ...

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Cryptography

What is cryptography?

Cryptography is about keeping data and communications secure. People around the world depend on cryptography to keep their data and communication secure and reliable. Information security lets us communicate, work, play, and make purchases online with confidence.

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Research

What are we working on?

Quantum technologies are revolutionizing our world, simultaneously posing new challenges and providing new tools for the future of information security. Quantum-safe cryptography harnesses these tools to maintain secure communications and reliable access in a quantum world.

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