In this article I am going to highlight some of the issues concerning the current state of post quantum cryptography. This article is written for readers who want a high level overview and are not much concerned with technical details.
The first part explains how security of cryptographic algorithms is determined in theory. Next, the notion of post quantum cryptography is introduced. Eventually, selected aspects if one decides to use post quantum cryptography are highlighted.
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SCHUTZWERK has long-lasting connections to Hochschule Furtwangen, Hochschule Aalen and Ulm University in order to cooperate in research and teaching topics with security focus. This includes lectures, security CTFs, master and bachelor thesis as well as research projects (e.g., the ongoing BMBF project SecForCARs in which a recent master thesis was conducted together with Ulm University). Furthermore SCHUTZWERK regularly conducts one-day hands-on events, so-called Capture-the-flags (CTF), in which students can test their cybersecurity skills in form of a practical competition (e.
From a traditional point of view, vehicles used to be closed systems in which components communicated between each other over a central vehicle bus and no connection to remote systems was possible. However, this has drastically changed during the last years with increasing connectivity and autonomy of today’s vehicles. While car manufacturers have a long experience in dealing with safety problems, dealing with security risks raised by this development is a relatively new domain for them.