SAFEcrypto and ETSI

In March 2015, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) created a new Industry Specification Group focussed on Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC). The first meeting was held at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis from 23rd to 26th March 2015, and was attended by Philip Mills (Queen’s University Belfast). The attendees drafted an initial Work Programme with work items ranging from purely scientific/mathematical through to impementation and real-world use cases. The scope of these aligned well with the SAFECRYPTO objectives, which were presented to the group as part of the discussion. The SAFECRYPTO team will follow the standardisation work at ETSI with interest and seek to participate where appropriate. More information can be found on the ETSI portal here. The next meeting of ETSI QSC will take place on 3rd and 4th September 2015 at ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.