Technical skills training
Participants in the CryptoWorks21 program are expected to fulfill the following requirements for technical skills:
- Demonstrate novice understanding in each technical skill area
- Demonstrate advanced understanding in at least one technical skill area
Most novice technical skill areas can be fulfilled either by taking a CryptoWorks21 module, completing a standard course, or attending an appropriate winter/summer school as indicated below.
Information and network security
Learning outcome: Demonstrate an understanding of how cryptography tools are used to achieve information security.
2019 workshop offering: August 6-7, 2019, 10:30 am-12 pm & 1-2:30 pm, QNC 1201
Fundamentals of cryptography
Learning outcome: Demonstrate an understanding of core cryptography tools.
2019 workshop offering: August 19, 2019, 9 am-12 pm, QNC 0101 (Day 1 morning of QKD Summer School)
Learning outcome: Demonstrate an understanding of which classical cryptography tools are believed to be quantum-resistant.
Delivery mechanism: CryptoWorks21 module on "Post-quantum cryptography".
2019 workshop offering: July 30-31 & August 1-2, 2019, 3-4:30 pm, QNC 1201
Quantum cryptography tools
Learning outcome: Demonstrate an understanding of new cryptographic primitives that can be achieved with quantum information and their advantages.
2019 workshop offering: "Quantum cryptography tools"
Part 1 "beyond QKD": August 7-8, 2019, 3-4:30 pm, QNC 1201
Part 2 "QKD": not offered this year; see QKD summer school August 19-23, 2019.
Quantum communication devices
Learning outcome: Demonstrate an understanding of the technological requirements and state-of-the-art implementation and deployment of quantum cryptography systems.
2019 workshop offering: QKD summer school August 19-23, 2019.
Learning outcome: Advanced understanding of research in any of the five technical skill areas.
Delivery mechanism: Completion of a research thesis. (Postdocs will have already completed this.)
Quantum computing for cryptography students
Learning outcome: Demonstrate a basic understanding of quantum computing and its application to cryptography.
Delivery mechanism: Workshop on "Quantum computing for cryptograpy students".
2019 workshop offering: July 31st 10:30 am-12 pm & 1-2:30 pm, QNC 1201
Note that this topic does not count towards completion of the CryptoWorks21 program, and is made available for your interest.