New collaboration on PQC with UTFPR

Research and development of practical applications and implications of post-quantum cryptography

We're thrilled to share exciting news about our latest collaboration with the PQC Group at the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR). Together, we're embarking on a groundbreaking journey to pioneer reliable post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and hybrid cryptography methods.

This initiative is poised to revolutionise our community by equipping us with the tools to seamlessly transition our infrastructure to PQC, effectively mitigating the risks posed by quantum threats.

Under the guidance of Alexandre Augusto Giron, the PQC Group is deeply immersed in analysing and dissecting the CZERTAINLY platform architecture. Their focus spans from designing integration strategies for PQC algorithms and hybrid mechanisms to developing rigorous methodologies, testing solutions, and benchmark algorithm performance.

Moreover, their efforts culminate in the creation of publicly available technical reports published in reputable scientific journals. The outcomes of this collaboration are eagerly anticipated, as they promise to not only elevate our technological landscape but also empower users across various domains to harness the capabilities of PQC for diverse applications.

About PQC Group at UTFPR

The mission of the UTFPR research group is to contribute to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) by studying concepts, applications and adoption strategies, focusing on - but not restricted to - the development and evaluation of PQC in network protocols.

About Federal University of Technology – Paraná

The Federal University of Technology - Paraná is a public institution, owned by the federal government, with 13 Campuses located in the south of Brazil. The institution has its origin as an Elementary School for Craftsmen, founded in 1909, and has gone through changes until it officially became a University of Technology in 2005.

UTFPR is the only University of Technology in Brazil and the largest one offering Engineering Programs. UTFPR acts in the business sector through the development of applied research and entrepreneurial culture, as well as in local and regional communities through social activities.