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October 25, 2023

Security Architect Richard Tychansky Featured Speaker for November’s Labcorp Leadership in Technology Speaker Series

Please join us on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the final talk the Fall 2023 Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series


Richard Tychansky, Security Architect at Identity Dynamics Group, will be our special guest speaker.  His topic will be “The Drive Towards Post-Quantum Computing Resistant Cryptographic Algorithm Standardization.”


Tychansky is a University of Toronto graduate and Security Architect. He is a quantum computing advocate for today’s developers. His 20-year career spans aerospace engineering with Lockheed Martin, commercial software product design with the SAS Institute, and recently with Google’s Security & Privacy division to protect the data of over a billion mobile device and Cloud services users. He is very prolific and highly rated as a conference speaker and is a Community Champion for the more than 160,000 (ISC)2 cybersecurity professionals. He is also the author of the popular “Preparing for a Zero Trust Initiative” Professional Development Institute course.


Abstract:  You are now exiting the “Twilight Zone”. Access to Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) and native algorithms written in Qiskit are now a reality and it will soon put Internet commerce at risk for decryption. Running Shor’s algorithm to factor RSA is as easy as running native code on a quantum computing provider’s platform. This is the brave new world where RSA and Diffie-Hellman will no longer be trusted for Internet commerce.


In this session we will examine the NIST candidate algorithms for public-key encryption, key-establishment algorithms and digital signatures. We will build an understanding of how each of the algorithms work and their susceptibility to different forms of cryptanalysis. Find out which algorithm is most resistant to cryptanalysis and how to prepare for the drive to strategically modernization cryptographic infrastructures.


The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm.  For directions and more information, click here.


These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.


***If you are unable or uncomfortable joining us in person, the talk will be broadcasted live at As always, talks will be videotaped and made available (pending speaker approval) on a dedicated YouTube channel.***



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