David Jao Joins evolutionQ Inc. as Chief Cryptographer

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Quantum-safe cryptography company strengthens their knowledge base with the addition of the inventor of isogenies based post-quantum algorithm

evolutionQ Inc. announced today the addition of world renowned cryptographer David Jao to their executive team as Chief Cryptographer.

Prof. Jao is a distinguished cryptographer who completed his PhD at Harvard and worked in the Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group at Microsoft Research before joining the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

He is Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and leads a large research group in “post-quantum” or quantum-safe cryptography at the University of Waterloo, including the design, cryptanalysis and implementation of a range of post-quantum schemes.

Prof. Jao is also credited with the invention of the supersingular elliptic curve isogenies based scheme for post-quantum public key cryptography.

“We are very pleased that Prof. Jao has decided to join our team. His expertise will certainly strengthen our base of research in post-quantum cryptography, in designing, breaking and implementing quantum-safe cryptography tools. We look forward to working with him,” said Michele Mosca, CEO of evolutionQ.

As Chief Cryptographer, he will lead the design and implementation of evolutionQ’s quantum-safe cryptography modules (based on quantum-resistant algorithms) in addition to applying his knowledge and expertise in evolutionQ’s quantum risk assessments and training programs.

About evolutionQ Inc.

evolutionQ was founded to help organizations evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. Our team is led by globally renowned experts who have for over two decades worked in cryptography and quantum science & technology. We are positioned at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field, with the unique expertise to evaluate the threat and to mitigate it. evolutionQ delivers quantum-risk management strategies and robust cybersecurity tools designed to be safe in an era with quantum computing technologies. To learn more, visit http://www.evolutionq.com or contact us today at: info(at)evolutionq(dot)com

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