Quantum and Cybersecurity

Quantum y seguridad


4 March 2021


Online via Zoom


10:00 am - 11:30 am



Recent innovations and the latest technological developments in the field of quantum computing have facilitated the incorporation of these new technologies in different fields of application. One of its main features is its ability to find solutions to problems, which were costly in terms of time and resources.

Although quantum supremacy isn’t absolute, it is getting closer and certain quantum computers are available for the general public. Precisely the field of cybersecurity is where quantum technologies can offer a series of opportunities and challenges that we must solve.

For example, quantum computing will have an impact on classic cryptography, which will provoke a change in the paradigm, forcing us to move into new post-quantum cryptosystems.


At this session we will explain what quantum computing is and where the risks and challenges related to cybersecurity are found.

  • Brief Introduction to quantum computing and its impact on Cybersecurity.
    Cybersecurity and quantum computing: Current challenges
    Brief introduction to IBM Quantum Experience.
  • Cryptography
  • Post-quantum
  • Quantum
  • Quantum Communication
  • Secure Multiparty Computation


  • General public interested in learning about the fundamentals and possibilities of quantum computing, and the current cybersecurity trends from a business and technological perspective.


  • Óscar Lage is the Cybersecurity and Blockchain Director at TECNALIA. He's a member of the advisory boards of various companies, lecturer, and co-author of several books including: "Blockchain: la revolución industrial de Internet". He appears frequently on general media (TV, radio, written press) and he writes the blog: "Óscar Lage" . Óscar is a member of the two main international alliances on Blockchain: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance e Hyperledger. He’s the coordinator for the Alastria international node, Vice President of the Blockchain AMETIC commission and member of the main international cybersecurity forums such as the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO).
  • Beatriz García Markaida studied Physics at UPV/EHU. She specialised in Quantum Science and Technology, gaining a Master’s Degree at that same university. She currently works as a PhD student in the fields of quantum and post-quantum cybersecurity, in collaboration with TECNALIA and the UPV/EHU Computational Intelligence Group, which is researching the challenges implicit in the rise of quantum computers, which are completely operational in the current cybersecurity scene.
  • Xabier Larrucea is senior researcher (IEEE Senior) and project manager (PMP) in the TRUSTECH area in TECNALIA. His main interests include general aspects from software engineering to cybersecurity and disruptive technologies, such as Blockchain and quantum computing. Xabier is a senior member of IEEE, scientific reviewer and editor of scientific journals such as IEEE Software, IEEE Access and IET Software.



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