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Maran van Heesch, Senior Consultant at TNO, Will Speak at IQT the Hague in 2024

Maran Van Heesch, Senior Consultant at TNO, a quantum-cybersecurity Dutch firm, is set to speak at IQT the Hague in 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 18 Dec 2023

Maran van Heesch, a dynamic figure in the field of quantum-safe technologies, serves as the portfolio manager for PMC’s Quantum Safe Technologies and Practical Algorithms for Quantum Optimization. In her role at TNO, a prominent Dutch organization for applied scientific research, she operates as a scientific consultant specializing in the evolving domain of applied cryptography. Her expertise spans a range of critical areas, including post-quantum cryptography, quantum cryptography, and secure multi-party computation. She is set to speak at IQT the Hague in the Netherlands in 2024.

Van Heesch’s work at TNO primarily involves developing practical applications and use cases for quantum key distribution (QKD), a cutting-edge method for securing communication channels against the looming threat of quantum computing. She actively explores and devises possible transition models to post-quantum cryptography, ensuring that security products remain robust and impenetrable in the face of rapidly advancing quantum technologies.

In the realm of secure multi-party computation, van Heesch has made significant contributions by implementing protocols for various practical use cases. Her work at TNO has particularly impacted the financial and healthcare sectors, where the need for secure and private computation of sensitive data is paramount. Through these implementations, she has demonstrated how multi-party computation can be a game-changer in preserving privacy and security in critical industries.

Maran van Heesch’s involvement in quantum-safe technologies and her efforts in applied cryptography at TNO positions her as a key player in transitioning to a quantum-resistant cybersecurity landscape. Her practical approach to these complex challenges advances the field and paves the way for broader adoption of these technologies in various sectors. As quantum computing continues to evolve, professionals like van Heesch will be instrumental in guiding industries through the cryptographic paradigm shift, ensuring the integrity and security of data in a post-quantum world.

IQT The Hague 2024 is the Netherlands’ fifth global conference and exhibition. The Hague is a Quantum Technology Event focusing on Quantum Networking and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40 panel talks from over 100 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet and the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity and quantum computers.

The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers, and investors working on current developments. IQT The Hague is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, QuTech, QIA (Quantum Internet Alliance), and Quantum Delta, who will bring leading organizations and professionals together in this important event. The April conference is “in-person” to ensure maximum networking and discussion will take place at the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre in The Hague.

Categories: Conference, cybersecurity, quantum computing

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