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IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Update: Keyfactor Chief Security Officer, Chris Hickman is a 2024 Speaker

Chris Hickman CSO of Keyfactor, is a 2024 Speaker at the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Conference in June
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 23 Apr 2024

Chris Hickman, the Chief Security Officer at Keyfactor, is set to bring his extensive cybersecurity expertise to the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference. With a distinguished career focused on public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificates, Hickman has significantly influenced the security protocols of prominent organizations worldwide. As a pivotal member of Keyfactor’s senior management team, he is crucial in steering the company’s strategic direction to maintain its status as a secure digital identity management leader.

During his tenure at Keyfactor, Hickman has led client success initiatives that intricately weave customer feedback into developing Keyfactor’s solutions, ensuring they meet the sophisticated needs of today’s security landscape. His previous role as Director of Technical Services at Alacris, which Microsoft acquired, endowed him with deep insights into smartcard and certificate management, further enhancing his proficiency in handling security for critical infrastructures.

At the conference, Hickman will discuss challenges and innovative strategies in managing digital identities and securing communications in increasingly complex network environments. His insights are particularly relevant to sectors with stringent security needs, such as defense, finance, and telecommunications. Attendees can expect to gain valuable perspectives on leveraging digital certificates to bolster security frameworks and integrate advanced cryptographic techniques in product development.

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, photonics, quantum computing

Tags: Chris Hickman, IQT Vancouver, Keyfactor

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