TECNALIA won the Best Paper Award at JNIC for the third year in a row

5 June 2024

“TECNALIA received the Best Transfer Paper Award: “Migration of an Industrial Application to a Quantum Safe Environment: QKD Industrial Communications”

TECNALIA won the award for the best technology transfer paper at JNIC

The 9th National Cybersecurity Research Days (JNIC) took place at the School of Computer Engineering (ETSII) of the University of Seville on 27-29 May 2024. This event brought together researchers, professionals and companies with the aim of promoting the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of cybersecurity.

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) was actively involved in this conference. Its mission is to support research and development in cybersecurity, in order to tackle cyberthreats and cyberattacks. The JNIC stands out as a scientific congress that showcases the latest advances in the field, connecting research with products and services that are valuable to society. In this edition, TECNALIA researchers shared the results of their scientific research, with a common focus on cybersecurity.

JNIC 2024 Highlights

  • Best Transfer Paper Award: “Migration of an Industrial Application to a Quantum Safe Environment: QKD Industrial Communications”, by Aitor Brazaola, Alejandra Ruiz, Aitor Moreno and Jorge López. This is the third year in a row that TECNALIA has received this award.
  • Quantum Key Distribution (QKD): Aitor Brazaola, submitted a paper on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology. The paper focuses on knowledge transfer between TECNALIA and I3B for the deployment of QKD in a real industrial application. The integration of quantum cryptography into industrial processes, such as the loading of programs into factory PLCs, was one of the key topics. It has been joint research work with Ayesa aimed at effective migration to a Quantum Safe environment for the industrial world by combining PQC, QKD and traditional cybersecurity means.
  • Multi-Party Computation in the Public Administration: Julen Bernabé gave a presentation on the “Proof of Concept of the Granting of Grants in the Basque Government”. He addressed current interoperability and data protection issues facing public administration entities. The proposed solution, based on multi-party computation, enables the data exchange and processing while protecting privacy. This solution was successfully applied in the awarding of education grants by the Basque Government, in collaboration with the Basque Government Informatic Society (EJIE).