At the RSA 2020 I gave a talk about post quantum cryptography. It’s now available on YouTube.

As the attentive reader of this blog might already know, I had the pleasure of attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week. The RSA Conference represents the world’s largest crypto gathering with over 45,000 attendees.

I gave a presentation, which was a great honor for me, as it is quite difficult to get a speaking slot if you are neither a native speaker nor the CEO of a medium-to-large company nor a scientist presenting new research results. Here’s a short article on the website of my employer cryptovision (sorry for the surreptitious advertising, but it was cryptovision who paid for the trip). The article is also available in German.

Let’s start with the most important part. The party was good …

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… and the dress code was “Viking casual”.

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I did my best to look cool, …

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… though I knew I was out of Bruce Schneier’s league.

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The cryptovision booth …

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… was at the German Pavilion:

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As Germany has neither a queen nor a president of Donald Trump’s magnitude, …

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… we had to make do with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Angela Merkel, and Peter Altmaier.

And then the NSA had a booth, too:

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If you look carefully, you will see an Enigma on the desk in middle.

For me, of course, the highlight was my talk, which was titled Understanding and Explaining Post-Quantum Crypto with Cartoons. The conference organizer recorded it and published it on YouTube. Here it is (you can hear me talking and see the slides, but you can’t see me):


Further reading: HistoCrypt 2019: great speakers, great program, great event


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Kommentare (3)

  1. #1 Magnus Ekhall
    7. März 2020

    Well done!

  2. #2 Klaus Schmeh
    8. März 2020

    Michael Pfaeffle via FaceBook:
    I miss the Lego explanations, but the cartoon was much better suited to this discussion! 🙂

  3. #3 Klaus Schmeh
    8. März 2020

    Henrik Carmel via Linkedin:
    Very well explained