(NATO.inc) Professor Otokar Grošek, NATO Project Director of the multi-year Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project “Secure Implementation of Post-Quantum Cryptography” answers four questions about cybersecurity in this interview. He believes, “One of the biggest challenges today is preparing information security systems to be able to resist so-called quantum attacks. In our connected world, communication networks are invaluable for the security of nations and individuals. Many communication protocols rely on cryptographic constructions that will no longer be secure if these mathematical problems turn out to be efficiently solvable by quantum computing. Thus, our research focuses on a new tool that will be able to resist both classical and quantum attacks.”
Professor Grošek was awarded the 2018 Science Partnership Prize by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller. This project focused on the security of cyber infrastructures and communication channels. The project also involved members of the international science community, namely from France, Israel and the United States. In May 2019, he was also named Slovak Scientist of the Year in the category “Figure of International Cooperation” for my work with the NATO SPS Programme.