TLS and Post-Quantum Cryptography: Securing Communications Today and Tomorrow

Date: 01/06/2023

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the most used cryptographic protocol for protecting our everyday computer communications. It is used all over the Internet for protecting web browsing, online commerce, and emails, to name a few. Nowadays, TLS is increasingly used also in embedded systems and for machine-to-machine communications. Such applications benefit from solutions that bring TLS connectivity directly into the digital logic, for example, in an FPGA.

However, the development of quantum computers and security threats it raises are shaping the way we look at cybersecurity and cryptography, including TLS. New post-quantum cryptosystems are introduced in many protocols to protect them from the emerging quantum threat.

Xiphera’s webinar TLS and Post-Quantum Cryptography: Securing Communications Today and Tomorrow explores the use cases of TLS applications as well as the ongoing efforts to take Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) into use in TLS 1.3. The important and timely topics are presented by Mr. Mark Frost, FPGA Security and 5G Technical Marketing Manager of Intel Corporation, and Dr. Kimmo Järvinen, Co-founder and CTO of Xiphera.

If you feel like enjoying this fascinating topic without watching, you can also listen the full webinar from the media player below. Should you want to save the webinar for later, right-click the media player and download the audio to your device.

About the speakers

Mark Frost

FPGA Security and 5G Technical Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation

Mark Frost is the FPGA Security and 5G Technical Marketing Manager within Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group (previously Altera). Within this role Mark liaises between customers, sales and engineering teams worldwide for security and 5G communication topics, and works to create market awareness of Intel’s portfolio. During his 11 years with Intel he has held roles in both marketing and as a field application engineer covering programmable technology. Prior to Intel, Mark had worked for over 15 years in a variety of engineering roles, spanning telecommunications through to designing instruments for ESA satellites. Mark has a BEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Plymouth.

Read more about Xiphera’s partnership with Intel Corporation here.

Kimmo Järvinen

Co-founder & CTO, Xiphera Ltd.

Dr. Kimmo Järvinen is the co-founder and CTO of Xiphera. Kimmo received his Master of Science (Tech.) and Doctor of Science (Tech.) degrees from Helsinki University of Technology in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Kimmo has a strong academic background in cryptography and cryptographic hardware engineering after having various post-doctoral, research fellow, and senior researcher positions in Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), and University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland). Kimmo has published more than sixty scientific articles about cryptography and security engineering.