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IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Update: evolutionQ Cryptographic Strategist Sarah McCarthy is a 2024 Speaker

By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 02 Apr 2024

The IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, a cornerstone event for quantum technology and cybersecurity, is honored to feature Sarah McCarthy, a Cryptographic Strategist at evolutionQ. Renowned for her work in quantum-secure cryptography, McCarthy’s expertise spans practical solutions for safeguarding current and future communications networks against the looming threat posed by quantum computing.

With a solid foundation in global Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) networking, advanced lattice-based primitives, and pioneering vehicle-to-vehicle communications, McCarthy has established herself as a leading figure in the quantum cybersecurity domain. Her recognition as one of the Top 50 Women in Quantum by The Quantum Insider underscores her significant contributions to the field and her role as a trailblazer for women in quantum technologies.

McCarthy’s academic journey commenced with a Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, where she continues to serve as an affiliate. This background has equipped her with a deep understanding of quantum cryptography’s theoretical and practical aspects.

At evolutionQ, McCarthy is at the forefront of developing quantum-safe network solutions, dedicating her efforts to mitigate the risks associated with the advent of quantum computing. Her work emphasizes the urgency of transitioning to quantum-resistant cryptographic standards to protect global communication infrastructures. Moreover, McCarthy’s efforts to raise awareness about the quantum threat are pivotal in preparing industries and governments for a secure quantum future.

Participants at the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference can anticipate engaging and insightful presentations from McCarthy, who is celebrated for her clear and responsive presentation style. Her talks are expected to illuminate the critical path toward quantum-safe cryptography, detailing the latest advancements and strategies for securing networks in the quantum era. As a seasoned speaker known for appearing at prestigious events such as DEFCON, the International Cryptographic Module Conference, and Inside Quantum Technology in The Hague, McCarthy will captivate the audience with her deep knowledge and practical insights into quantum cybersecurity, using her work at evolutionQ as an example.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications, and Security — Pathways to Real World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 here. 

Categories: Conference, cybersecurity, quantum computing

Tags: evolutionQ, IQT Vancouver, Sarah McCarthy

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IQT News — Quantum News BriefsMichael Rosenblatt, Director of the Federal Science and Technology Policy Directorate at National Quantum Strategy (NQS) Secretariat in Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is a 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim speaker