Mike is the CTO and co-founder for ISARA Corporation. He is focused on the technical vision and direction for the company.
Previous to ISARA, Mike was the Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry. Mike has spoken at many global security events and holds a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on cryptography.
Presentation : A Quantum of Safety – Rooting Trust in a Quantum World
The forthcoming arrival of the quantum computer threatens current cryptographic systems. Embedded roots of trust and code signing are currently of particular concern for vehicles, IoT devices, and other equipment where in-field updates can range from financially prohibitive to logistically impossible. We discuss quantum safe signature options for this purpose and their implementation on HSMs.
The focus of this talk will be practical in nature – understanding the challenge presented by quantum computers and discuss solutions that are available to protect IoT systems. In many ways, the IoT industry can look to the scope of the Y2K problem for how to approach the coming quantum threat – but with the added complexity of not knowing the date!
Hardware roots of trust bring special requirements with them as they commonly live in systems that have long product lifecycles and long in field support requirements.