Is Quantum the end for cryptography?

De Nieuwe Poort (Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam)

The most important element in IT security is cryptography. At least, that's what cryptographers will tell you. But what will happen now that quantum computers are around the corner? Will it be the end for crypto? The end of PKI?

In this meetup our speaker will talk to you about current and future trends in cryptography. WhatsApp's encryption is under pressure. Can it be adapted so governments can read along safely? The quantum computer is either around the corner or still a dream for the future. Either way, what will it do with cryptography? Will it makes us safer or not? What's here to stay in cryptography, and which technologies will disappear after 2020?


18:30 Doors open + burgers
19:15 Talk: Sander Dorigo
20:15 End + drinks


About the speaker

Sander Dorigo started out as a security software engineer and specialised in cryptography early on. At the moment he is a security consultant for major Dutch banks and helps these organisations and similar ones with their cryptographic challenges.


We are located next to Station Amsterdam South which is easy to reach by public transport. If you come by car there are cheap parking options close to the meetup location. In the streets after “De Boelenlaan” (5/10 minute walk) you can park for €1,40 per hour between 08:00 – 19:00. After 19:00 it’s for free.

Save the date, we hope to see you then.