Cryptography is a vital part of cybersecurity. Security properties like confidentiality, integrity, authentication, non-repudiation rely on strong cryptographic mechanisms, especially in an always connected, always online world.
Quantum computing and encryption
In addition, cryptography’s applications open up new opportunities and markets: digital signatures or online transactions would not be possible without it. Given its importance, cryptography (encryption) remains a heavily researched field, and even finds its way into the headlines, referred to in high level documents and even legislation.
One such document is the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy (December 2020), which mentions quantum computing and encryption as key technologies for achieving resilience, technological sovereignty and leadership.
With the objective to support the...