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Tuesday, November 7 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
SECURITY HUB: Making Kubernetes Quantum-Safe: What Can We Do to Protect Ourselves Now? Paul Schweigert & Michael Maximilien, IBM

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Cryptography provides security for many of the tasks we do online everyday, but quantum computers pose a unique threat to that security. Any data protected using classical encryption-–including private messages, banking details, confidential business information–-is at risk of falling into the wrong hands as quantum computers become more powerful. To protect against this threat, the cybersecurity community has created a suite of new quantum-safe encryption which the NIST has chosen as part of their post-quantum cryptographic standard. So, how do we adopt these tools and standards in Kubernetes? In this talk, Paul and Max will sketch the steps to safeguard Kubernetes against attacks on classical encryption using quantum-safe technologies. By the end of the talk, listeners will have a strong understanding of the need for quantum-safe cryptography, the work being done in the open source community, and steps operators and developers can take now to enhance the security of their clusters.

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Michael Maximilien

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
My name is Michael Maximilien, better known as max or dr.max, and I am a currently a computer scientist with IBM having worked with various divisions.At IBM Research Triangle Park, I was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research... Read More →
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Paul Schweigert

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Paul Schweigert works on quantum and serverless technologies at IBM. He is a Qiskit Advocate, a member of the Knative Technical Oversight Committee, and a Kubernetes contributor. He has also led various platform engineering and data science teams. In a previous life, he studied French... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 4:30pm - 5:05pm CST
W471AB (Level 4)