IDQ, Gilles Trachsel, Director - Strategic Partner Management
Gilles Trachsel is responsible for managing IDQ worldwide partner through the entire sales lifecycle and for fulfilment of technical solutions to end customers. In addition, as Product Manager of the Network Encryption portfolio, he is in charge of understanding the business and security requirements of end customers in the area of Quantum Safe Cryptography.
Gilles brings to the role over 24 years of international business development, technical and product marketing management experience.
Prior to this role, Gilles spent a year and a half at LANexpert / Veltigroup.
Before joining LANexpert, Gilles spent more than 10 years at Juniper Networks Ltd., being responsible for the product and solutions marketing for the whole Enterprise portfolio throughout the EMEA region. He was also in charge of the Advanced Technologies division in Juniper, covering Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
Prior to this, Gilles held a number of EMEA and Asia Pacific positions with Peribit Networks (successful US startup), U.S. Robotics and 3Com.
Quantum-Safe Security – How the threat of the quantum computer compels us to revise our security strategies
It is now well understood that a quantum computer, i.e. a computer which carries out its calculations by manipulating quantum objects known as qubits, offers tremendous computation power and enables to solve otherwise intractable problems.
In particular, quantum computers will break all existing public key cryptographic systems, and render our cyber security infrastructure obsolete overnight.
However, until recently, manufacturing a quantum computer, in essence a controllable macroscopic quantum object, was seen as mere science fiction, something which might become possible in the faraway future only.
Recent progress in this field, led by government and academia, but also by major companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM and also start-ups like D-Wave, have totally altered this perception.
It is now considered that a general-purpose quantum computer could be available within five to ten years. The cyber security community has to integrate this new risk into its strategy.
The aim of this session is to provide the audience with current progress in the field of Quantum-Safe Security. We will explain how to assess the risk to your security infrastructure, and suggest implementable solutions.